An additional $1.5 billion will be needed for operational costs related to the delay caused by Covid-19, with additional costs split between the national government, city of Tokyo and the organisers.
With work, businesses and families at risk, many Nigerians are likely to stay away from the upcoming polls on February 23.
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said the delay will give both sides more time to prepare. Separately, activists blame the US-led coalition for an air strike that hit the Red Crescent in Idlib on Wednesday.
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