“I don’t think anyone would be able to say if it is going to be possible to get it under control by next July or not,” Muto said. “We’re certainly are not in a position to give you a clear answer.
“I think rather than thinking about alternative plans … mankind should bring together all of its technology and wisdom to work hard, so they can development treatments, medicines and vaccines.”
“We have made the decision to postpone the Games by one year, so this means that all we can do is work hard to prepare the Games.”
The Olympics will continue to be known as Tokyo 2020.
It is the first time in history that the Olympics have been postponed during peacetime, with the Games in 1916, 1940 and 1944 canceled because of world wars.