Nemani welcomes postponement of 2020 Summer Olympics

Mar 24, 2020; Tokyo, Japan; People take photos with the Olympic rings monument in front on National Stadium. On Monday the IOC announced that the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Games would be postponed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Mandatory Credit: Yukihito Taguchi-USA TODAY Sports

Ministry of Youth and Sports permanent secretary Nemani Maritino has welcomed the news regarding the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics Games.

Nemani said he believed it was the right decision by the organisers to postpone the games.

The former national football captain said while he was sad to hear of the postponement, the decision was right and he called for everyone to support it.

“In light of the devastation COVID-19 has brought globally, it only makes sense because it is a deadly virus and there have been recorded deaths” Nemani said.

“Our nation, communities and families need to be safe from COVID-19 and it is heartening to see the relevant government machinery in full support to ensure the virus is contained easily and quickly in Fiji.”

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