International Olympic Committee consider delay in Tokyo Summer Games

The coronavirus continues to show no mercy in Italy, and the German chancellor self-quarantines after her doctor tests positive for the virus.
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Overseas tonight, the international olympic committee considering delaying the summer games in Tokyo. German chancellor Angela Merkel in self-quarantine after her doctor tested positive. And in Italy, the coronavirus showing no mercy. ABC's Julia Mack far land in Reporter: Tonight, another devastating 24 hours in Italy. At least 650 people dying. This after nearly 800 succumbed to the virus the day before. Hospital scenes a nightmare. Disturbing images showing doctors overrun. Now 5,400 fatalities since the outbreak. One doctor in the hard hit region of lombardy saying they are not eating or going to the bathroom during their shift, in order to preserve their masks and gloves. I'm not concerned for myself, the only problem is that I'm worried that if I get sick, I cannot help anymore. Reporter: Pope Francis delivering an extraordinary urbi et orbi blessing from an empty St. Peter's square. In the rare service, the pope sending prayers for doctors, nurses, and those that are dying alone. In Spain, the death toll climbing -- the total to more than 1,700. The national lockdown extending for another month. Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, now going into quarantine after finding out her doctor tested positive. The country now banning outdoor meetings of more than two, unless it is for essential work. And police in Paris out in checking people's papers, making sure they need to be out in public. Tonight, a major headline from the international olympic committee. They are now considering postponing the Tokyo summer games. They say cancelling is not an option, and they'll announce their decision in two to four weeks. Tom? Major developments all over the glob tonight.

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