Officials said on Sunday that a fresh Kovid recently emerged in the Olympic Village. The athletes’ names and nationalities have not yet been disclosed due to privacy concerns. A third athlete has also tested positive for the dreaded virus, but is currently self-isolating in a hotel accommodation. The problem is that even before the Olympics were delayed due to the ongoing pandemic, the Japanese feared an increase in infection.
There will be homes in the Olympic Village and officials and the virus will be at its peak before the Olympics begin. As per the COVID-19 positive case list uploaded by the organizing committee, a total of 10 cases were detected during the day including five “sports related personnel”, a contractor and a journalist. Earlier on Saturday, a member of the organizing committee had also tested positive for COVID-19. Tokyo officials, including the chairman of the organizing committee, Seiko Hashimoto, confirmed the case and said the positive test was Friday.
Tokyo Organizing Committee CEO Toshiro Muto said, “In the current situation, with positive cases being reported, we must believe that this is possible.” “We are very well aware of the skepticism, obviously there are many in Japan,” Bach told his first major Olympic briefing in Tokyo. In view of this pandemic, the organizers are planning to keep the sport behind closed doors this year to prevent infection.