Three international athletes residing within the Olympic village and 16 different folks linked to the Tokyo Olympics have examined optimistic for Covid-19, the video games’ organizers introduced on Friday, marking a document each day rise in circumstances tied to the occasion simply hours earlier than the opening ceremony is scheduled to kick off.
In accordance with the organizing committee, the three contaminated athletes embody two from the Czech Republic and one from the Netherlands, who are actually present process a 14-day interval of isolation, Kyodo Information reported.
It’s unclear what number of athletes have been recognized as shut contacts to the three optimistic circumstances, however they won’t be required to enter isolation and shall be allowed to compete in the event that they take a look at detrimental inside six hours of the beginning of their occasions.
The 16 different individuals who examined optimistic embody three contractors and three members of the media, the organizers stated with out providing extra particulars.
A complete of 106 Covid-19 circumstances linked to the Olympics have been recorded since July 1, when the organizers began providing each day updates.
1,979. That’s the entire variety of Covid-19 circumstances reported in Tokyo on Thursday, the best each day depend since mid-January. After flattening out final month, circumstances in Tokyo started to rise in July, forcing the Japanese authorities to impose a state of emergency within the nationwide capital.
The regular rise within the variety of circumstances linked to the Olympics has raised questions in regards to the adequacy of the protection measures put in place for the mega occasion. Specialists have warned that the Olympic’s Covid-19 bubble has already been breached and it may result in a bigger outbreak which will spill into the Japanese inhabitants. Visiting athletes taking part within the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are anticipated to observe a stringent set of pandemic-related guidelines which have been unveiled final month. Beneath the foundations, all taking part athletes and officers shall be screened for the virus each day and are required to supply saliva samples at set occasions. Athletes, who can solely keep in formally authorised lodging, can have their actions restricted and shall be topic to GPS monitoring by officers.
19 Olympic-linked COVID circumstances reported on opening ceremony day (Kyodo Information)
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