Twelve people involved in the Summer Olympic Games in the capital of Japan passed a positive test for coronavirus over the past day. This is stated in the report of the organizing committee “Tokyo-2020” published on Thursday, July 22.
Two of the infected are foreign athletes who live in the Olympic Village. Also, the coronavirus was detected in five Japanese contractors and four foreigners participating in the Games, two of them live in the Olympic Village. The tests were submitted on July 20-21.
A day earlier, it became known about at least eight identified cases of infection. It was noted that the athlete, among others, passed a positive test.
At the same time, on July 20, the infection was detected in nine involved in the Olympics – one Japanese volunteer, six Japanese contractors and one foreigner associated with the Games.
The total number of people related to the Olympics who tested positive for coronavirus is 91, 52 of whom are residents of Japan and 39 are foreigners.
On July 21, at the stadium in Fukushima, the first competition at the Olympics began. The games were opened by the women’s softball teams of Australia and Japan. The opening ceremony of the Olympics will take place on 23 July. Traditionally, some competitions begin earlier than the official start of the Games.
The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition was postponed for a year. Now they will be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 without the participation of foreign fans. The name of the Games – “Tokyo-2020” – has been saved.