A resident of the Tokyo Olympics athletes’ village has examined optimistic for COVID-19 — the primary case discovered there, native officers stated Saturday.
Toshiro Muto, CEO of the organizing committee, stated the particular person is a customer from overseas concerned in planning the Video games, and never an athlete, The Guardian reported.
The optimistic check got here again on Friday, and the particular person was positioned in a 14-day quarantine, officers stated.
The particular person lives within the Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay, which can finally home about 11,000 athletes throughout the Video games and 1000’s of different employees. It’s unclear how many individuals had been there as of Saturday.
Worldwide Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach stated this week there was “zero” threat of athletes within the village passing on the virus to others dwelling there.
The case comes only a week earlier than the beleaguered Tokyo Video games kick off on July 23, after being pushed off for a 12 months due to the pandemic.
Town is below a coronavirus-related state of emergency amid a surge in COVID-19 infections spurred by the Delta variant.
Since July 1 and as of Saturday, organizers say 44 folks of their “jurisdiction” have examined optimistic for the virus, based on information on the sport’s web site. None of these circumstances concerned folks dwelling within the village.
The listing contains one unnamed athlete — who examined optimistic on Wednesday and is present process a 14-day quarantine — and three members of the media.
Most are recognized as contractors or “games-concerned personnel.” Solely 12 are listed as “non-resident of Japan.”
Well being officers recorded 1,485 new circumstances within the metropolis Thursday, the best tally recorded in six months.
Spectators are banned from all occasions within the capital metropolis below the state of emergency, and polls present a majority of Japanese folks assume the occasion ought to be postponed once more or canceled as a consequence of surging COVID-19 circumstances.
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