Tokyo Olympics: First Athletes To Have Covid At Athletes Village

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At the Tokyo Olympic athletes’ village, five days before the Games begin, two competitors became the first to test positive for coronavirus. The two are from the same team and sport as the official who tested positive on Saturday, according to organizers.

Other team members have been confined to their rooms. The two athletes are the first to test positive in the village, however another athlete tested positive elsewhere on Sunday.

On Sunday, organizers reported a total of ten additional instances involving the Olympics, including media, contractors, and other staff. In comparison, 15 new cases were filed on Saturday. Infection rates are rising among Tokyo’s general population, with the number of new cases exceeding 1,000 for four days in a row. According to polls, many Japanese citizens reject the Games because of the number of foreign visitors they will bring.

The three cases “came from the same country and sport,” according to Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya. They are “separated in their rooms, and Tokyo 2020 is providing food to them,” he claimed, adding that the remainder of the team has also been tested.

Source: BBC Sport

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