The shadow of Corona has started hovering over the Tokyo Olympics. Three new COVID-19 cases were detected by the organizers of the Games on Monday, one involving Olympic workers and one contractor. The matter came to the fore a day after three players tested positive, two of whom were living in the Athlete Village. The sports personnel concerned are based in Chiba. The third case is of a journalist who had traveled for the event and was in a 14-day quarantine in Tokyo. The contractor is located in Saitama.

Three cases were disclosed by the organizing committee in its daily report of the COVID-19 list. The total number of sports-related cases has now gone up to 58. On Sunday, the first case of sportspersons living in the village being affected by the infection came to light. Both were football players from South Africa. The organizers did not reveal their identities, but the South African Football Association issued a statement clarifying this information. The third infected athlete is staying at a designated Games hotel and his identity is not known. The information has not yet surfaced.

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