Japan does not consider canceling or delaying the 2020 Summer Olympics over a new virus outbreak, Yoshiro Mori, chairman of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee, said Thursday. This.

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo from July 24 to August 9, according to Sputnik.

"I would like to reiterate that the cancellation or postponement of the Olympic Games has not been considered," Mori said at a meeting with the International Olympic Committee, quoted by Kyodo News Agency.

According to the official, organizers will work with the government and respond calmly to any issues related to the outbreak.

The virus was first detected in Wuhan in late December and has since spread to more than 25 other countries. The epidemic has already killed more than 1,300 people in China.

Japan has registered more than 200 confirmed cases of the virus, including 218 aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama.

Update: October