Opening of Tokyo Aquatic Centre postponed due to coronavirus

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The grand opening ceremony of the Tokyo Aquatics Centre has been postponed, with a rescheduled event set to take place without members of the public.

The opening ceremony had been scheduled to take place on March 22.

The event was postponed as part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced.

“In addition, in the interest of public safety it has been decided that the opening ceremony, when rescheduled, will not be open to the public,” a TMG statement read.

The ceremony was originally set to be attended by members of the public, who had applied in advance to watch the event.

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