Moving Rio Games won't stop Zika virus
THE World Health Organization (WHO) has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
An open letter addressed to WHO signed by 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers on Friday had called for the August Games to be moved or delayed to help prevent the spread of Zika virus.
But the WHO said moving the Olympics would not have a major impact. "Based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus," it said in a statement late on Friday.