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For weeks after the start of the coronavirus outbreak, Japan insisted the Olympics would be held as planned this summer. But few people agreed. The decision to postpone them for a year came as a relief. But the move has come at a huge cost, with Japan looking at an additional bill of between €3 and 5 billion, on top of the €12 billion already spent. Some Japanese citizens say this money would be better spent elsewhere. Our correspondents report.
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Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
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