Rage as it emerges 2020 Tokyo Olympics was postponed due to the spread of Coronavirus in Africa
Africa has been blamed for the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games to the summer of 2021.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) now says the decision to postpone the games was reached due to the fast spread of Coronavirus in Africa.
IOC President Thomas Bach said a surge in the coronavirus infections in the continent worried the organisers of the event, as many countries are poor and have weak health systems.
He made this comments despite Africa being among the least affected continents on planet earth, and the virus originating from China and spreading and wreaking havoc in Europe and Asia.
He describe the steady rise in infections in Africa as a “very worrying scenario” and that the outbreak constitutes a “very dramatic development which will not only affect Africa but will affect the entire world.”
These comments have angered Kenyans and indeed the African continent.
There is the feeling that the western world has been left with an egg in their face considering the fewer than anticipated coronavirus cases in the continent.
There is also the argument that the other world wants to make ‘their disease’ an ‘African disease’ and to find someone from the continent to blame for the outbreak.
The killer coronavirus has continued to wreak havoc in Europe, especially Italy and Spain, the US, Canada, and China where it originated from.
Kenya has so far recorded 31 cases of Coronavirus.
The US, Canada, Australia were pushing for the postponement of the olympic games due to the spread of coronavirus.