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Six days before Tokyo Olympics, first Covid case in Games Village

The announcement adds to mounting concerns about infections at the Olympic Games.

Six days before Tokyo Olympics, first Covid case in Games village-VPN
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Tokyo, First Published Jul 17, 2021, 10:28 AM IST
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Tokyo Olympics organisers on Saturday confirmed the first Covid-19 case in the Olympic Village six days before the Games are scheduled to begin.

Masa Takaya, a spokesman for the Tokyo organising committee, told media persons that one person in the Games Village tested positive during the screening test. 

The person has not been removed from the Games Village, where athletes and staff of participating nations will reside, and isolated in a hotel.

Even though the identity of the person has not yet been revealed, Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto confirmed that the infected person was a foreign visitor involved in organising the Games.

The announcement adds to mounting concerns about infections at the Olympic Games.

The 2020 Olympics, which was postponed for a year due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, will be held without spectators and under tight quarantine rules.

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