Corona invades the Olympic Village in Tokyo

Tokyo-ALSHARQIYA July 18: The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled for the period between July 23 and August 8, revealed two cases of coronavirus among athletes residing in the Olympic Village, in addition to the discovery of a third case of an athlete living outside it.

The Organizing Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics did not specify the nationalities and specializations practiced by these athletes, but made it clear that 4 athletes had been infected with “Covid-19” since the arrival of the delegations to the capital, noting that it would announce every day the results of the tests that are conducted daily on athletes and officials. Certified Games.

The International Olympic Committee also confirmed that the result of the examination of one of its members, South Korean Song Min Ryu, was positive upon his arrival to the archipelago, according to "AFP".

On Saturday, the organizers announced the first infection with the virus in the Olympic Village, but it was not for an athlete, according to the updated report on Sunday.

The Olympic Village has a capacity of 17,000 people, but only 6,700 people will live there at the same time, according to the schedule of competitions prepared by the International Olympic Committee, and this number will be reached in the middle of the Games at the beginning of August.

Cases double 5 days before the opening of the Olympics, but they remain marginal in relation to the total number of participants in this global date.

And the German International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach confirmed Saturday that among the 15,000 athletes, Olympic delegations and journalists who have arrived in Japan since July 1, tests have confirmed that 15 people have been infected with a "very low rate" of 0.1 percent.

The Games were postponed from last year due to the Corona pandemic, and strict health measures were taken in Japan in order to hold the global event scheduled once every four years.

Almost all Olympic competitions will be held behind closed doors, and tens of thousands of participants, whether they are foreign athletes, officials or journalists, are subject to strict restrictions due to health risks.

Participants in the Olympics must undergo two tests before arriving in Japan, separated by 96 hours, and a test must be taken upon arrival at the airport, as well as a daily test during the competitions.


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