He says a decision about whether to postpone the games will be made by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe soon.
“Prime Minister Abe has a big decision to make. They’ve built one of the most beautiful venues I’ve ever seen… It’s his decision and I know he is going to make it soon, I don’t know what it’s going to be and I didn’t think I should be influencing it.
“The job that Japan has done on that venue is incredible,” he adds, calling the stadium “flawless”, “beautiful” and “on-budget”.
Nigeria to halt all international flights
Nigeria has confirmed 10 new coronavirus cases – three in the capital Abuja and seven in Lagos.
So far there are now a total of 22 confirmed cases in the country.
Nine out of the 10 new cases have travel history outside Nigeria in the last week, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
One case is said to be a close contact of a confirmed case.
Authorities said they were engaged in aggressive contact tracing and containment strategies to curtail further spread.
Meanwhile, the government says it is closing its airspace to all international flights from Monday. The use of passenger trains shall also to be suspended on that day.
On the brighter side however, Lagos state governor announced that the Italian man who was the first registered case back on 28 February was discharged from hospital on Friday.
France reports 112 more deaths
France has reported 112 more deaths from coronavirus, bringing the country’s death toll to 562, according to the health ministry.