Olympic village tests first COVID case days before Tokyo Games

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Olympic village tests first COVID case days before Tokyo Games
Olympic village tests first COVID case days before Tokyo Games

The Tokyo Olympics has registered its first COVID-19 case in the Olympic Village six days before the Games open, the organizers have said, reported Aljazeera
Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto confirmed on Saturday that a visitor from abroad who is involved in organizing the Games had tested positive. He would not reveal the person’s nationality, citing privacy concerns.
Masa Takaya, a spokesman for the Tokyo organizing committee, told a news conference that the first case in the Village was reported during the screening test.
The person has been removed from the Village where thousands of athletes and officials will reside during the Games. Organizers have put in place stringent measures to avoid coronavirus infections in the village.

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