Holding the Olympics before elections in the fall is also a political gamble for Suga, whose support ratings have tumbled over dissatisfaction with his handling of the pandemic.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will make a formal announcement at a government task force meeting later Friday. He’s also scheduled to hold a news conference.
The spokesperson for the presidency, Albert Yaloke Mokpeme, made the announcement on Thursday on national radio.
There was no immediate decision, but the government panel of medical experts will study the situation, Yoshimura said.
Sri Lanka declared national state of emergency to quell anti-Muslim violence after mobs from the majority ethnic Sinhalese population burned shops and homes.
A senior UN official warned the Security Council that the situation in the Maldives where the president has declared a state of emergency may deteriorate even further.
Guterres' statement comes after President Abdulla Yameen ordered a state of emergency in the country and gave sweeping powers to the law enforcement agencies and the military.
The appeal comes after President Abdulla Yameen of the Maldives declared a state of emergency and his security forces stormed the Supreme Court.
Former President of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed and Judicial administrator Hassan Saeed have been arrested.
The extension gives security forces greater freedom to carry out raids and surveillance and has been in place since November 2015 when a string of jihadist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead.