Coronavirus live news: US Senate passes record $2tn stimulus bill as Tokyo warns against ‘explosion’ of cases

WTO warns economic impact will be worse than 2008; Spanish death toll higher than China’s; Prince Charles tests positive. Follow the latest updates. Coronavirus latest: at a glance Coronavirus key questions: everything you need to know Tokyo and Hong Kong … Read more…

Olympic Committee Could Take Another 4 Weeks to Decide Whether to Postpone Tokyo Games Over Coronavirus

(LAUSANNE, Switzerland) — The IOC will take up to four weeks to consider postponing the Tokyo Olympics amid mounting criticism of its handling of the coronavirus crisis that now includes Canada saying it won’t send a team to the games … Read more…

Tokyo Olympic Organizers Hold Test Event Amid Coronavirus Outbreak—Without Fans or Top Athletes

(TOKYO) — Despite the spreading virus, Tokyo Olympic organizers have finally held a test event. The recent outbreak of the coronavirus has forced them to rearrange or postpone several. But they allowed a sport climbing event on Friday to go … Read more…

Will the coronavirus cancel or postpone the 2020 Olympics? Host city Tokyo sends mixed messages

As the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on international events, prompting the cancellation of major global summits and regional sports meets, Japan’s Olympic organizing committee has remained resolute that the summer 2020 games will go ahead as scheduled. There is … Read more…

Discovery says it can thrive even if coronavirus fears cancel Tokyo Summer Olympics

A cancellation of the Olympics due to coronavirus fears won’t hurt Discovery, the media company behind Food Network, TLC and OWN, it said on Thursday after posting better-than-expected earnings. In a fourth-quarter earnings call, Discovery Chief Executive Officer David Zaslav … Read more…