"If that becomes hard, we may have no option but to consider postponing the Games", he told parliament. "But we're also afraid the International Olympic Committee is going to say, in a month, that the games are on, and, what, hopefully you're going to still be in shape?" "The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July 24, that much I know".
It calls on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to call of the Games.
"Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our athletes and the world community", Team Canada said in a statement.
Canadian Grand Prix officials released their own statement on Monday saying that preparations were progressing as planned while also admitting that they were closely monitoring the ever changing situation. Going forward with the games in the midst of a pandemic would have been tremendously risky.
"It's tearing athletes apart", Jones said. It has taken the possibility of cancelling the games off the table.
Abe in the parliament said: "if that becomes hard, in light of considering athletes first, it may become inevitable that we make a decision to postpone".
Olympic athletes are housed in the Jincheon National Training Center in Jincheon, some 90 kilometers south of Seoul.
It said postponement was one "scenario", but insisted that cancellation "would not solve any of the problems or help anybody".
Last week Coe said it would be too hasty to make a decision to postpone the games. "We are talking about the end of July".
What do other countries and athletes say?
Chesterman said postponing the Games until next year "will allow athletes from around the world to properly prepare with the hope the coronavirus crisis will be under control".