Paris Live, Tuesday 24 March 2020

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed. REUTERS - ISSEI KATO

The Tokyo Olympics are postponed by a year, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announcing the Games will be held by the summer of 2021.


France enforces stricter lockdown measures to comabt the coronavirus, while the UK puts into place a nationwide shutdown - with leader Boris Johnson telling his people the country faces a "national emergency".

We'll be hearing from our Spain correspondent as the government there asks the parliament for an extention to the lockdown, and we cross over to Seoul as South Koreans fear a fresh outbreak, despite their overwhelming success in containing the virus.

We finish the hour with a 1997 interview with Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango, who sadly passed away Tuesday after contracting the coronavirus.

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