2 professional athletes living in the Olympic Village have actually examined favorable for Covid-19, the initial to do so with the Tokyo Gamings opening on Friday.
Organisers verified the favorable tests on Sunday, claiming both were noted as non-Japanese. No names or other details were supplied.
Organisers also said another athlete had evaluated positive yet this person was not living in the Olympic Town. This athlete was likewise identified as “non-Japanese”.
Also on Sunday, the very first International Olympic Board (IOC) member was reported as favorable. He taped a favorable examination on Saturday while entering a Tokyo airport terminal.
The International Olympic Committee validated the test and also determined him as Ryu Seung-min of South Korea. He won an Olympic gold medal in table tennis in the 2004 Olympics.
He was supposedly being held in isolation. Reports said he was asymptomatic.
IOC President Thomas Bach had said last week there was “no” risk of professional athletes in the town handing down the virus to Japanese or various other residents of the village.
Organisers state since July 1, 55 people connected to the Olympics have reported positive examinations. This number does not include professional athletes or others who may have arrived for training school yet are not yet under the “territory” of the organising committee.
The Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay will house 11,000 Olympic athletes and thousands of various other support team.
Tokyo taped 1,410 brand-new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, the greatest in 6 months. It was the 28th straight day that instances were more than 7 days previous.
The Olympics will open on Friday under a state of emergency in Tokyo and 3 neighbouring prefectures. The emergency order lasts up until Aug 22. The Olympics close on Aug 8.
Fans– regional as well as from abroad– have been prohibited for all Olympic events in Tokyo and also the three neighbouring prefectures.