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‘Wrong and ridiculous’: Japan Olympics head slams Tokyo cancellation report (source — www.smh.com.au) 23/01/2021 01:17:03

Japan had been pinning its hopes on a coronavirus vaccine to help make the Olympics safer but more recently said vaccinations were not a prerequisite for athletes to participate.

Coronavirus live news: Portugal reports record deaths for fifth day in a row; Hong Kong to impose local lockdown (source — www.theguardian.com) 22/01/2021 17:46:11

Portugal records 234 Covid-linked deaths, it’s latest record high; tens of thousands to be ordered to stay at home in Hong KongGerman lockdown to continue despite drop in infection rateSouth Africa pa...

ADGMIN1: Ministers agree to deepen cooperation with dialogue and development partners (source — www.thesundaily.my) 22/01/2021 17:05:18

KUALA LUMPUR: The ministers at the inaugural Asean Digital Ministers’ Meeting (ADGMIN1) expressed their commitment in looking forward to further deepening cooperation with their Dialogue and Developme...

Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong to impose local lockdown; EU seeking clarity from Pfizer over vaccine delays (source — www.theguardian.com) 22/01/2021 15:34:50

Tens of thousands to be ordered to stay at home in Hong Kong; European Commission to question Pfizer over vaccine delivery delaysSouth Africa paying more than double EU price for Oxford vaccineJapan d...

Japanese government categorically DENY report that the Tokyo Olympics 'are to be cancelled' (source — ) 22/01/2021 14:57:19

Japan's Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Manabu Sakai said there was 'absolutely no truth' in the report on Friday and said work is underway to establish countermeasures to Covid-19 in time.

Tokyo 2020: IOC backs Japan’s emphatic denial after report that Olympic Games will be cancelled (source — www.independent.co.uk) 22/01/2021 14:51:40

A report in the Times claimed that the Japanese government has ‘privately concluded’ that the Olympics and Paralympics will have to be called off due to rising coronavirus rates

Japan dismisses 'categorically untrue' stories that Tokyo Olympics are doomed (source — www.theguardian.com) 22/01/2021 14:43:29

Sources at IOC adamant Games will go ahead in JulyCountry has surge in Covid cases centred on capitalThe Japanese government has vehemently denied a story that it has privately concluded that this sum...

Malaysia receives medical equipment worth RM19 mln from Japan (source — www.thesundaily.my) 22/01/2021 13:58:32

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will receive medical equipment worth 500 million yen (around RM19 million) from Japan following the signing of Exchange of Notes for the Provision of Medical Equipment from the ...

Nissan says Brexit will give it competitive edge as it shuts down production line due to supply delays (source — www.independent.co.uk) 22/01/2021 13:43:53

Japanese car maker commits to making electric car batteries in Sunderland and says factory shutdown is due to Covid-19, not Brexit red tape

Coronavirus live news: Ireland faces six more weeks of lockdown, say reports; Japan insists Olympics are 'on track' (source — www.theguardian.com) 22/01/2021 13:43:48

Irish government said to be considering extension of regulations; Japan says ‘no truth’ to reports about the possible cancellation of the Tokyo GamesSouth Africa paying more than double EU price for O...

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