Tokyo Olympics: Organisers announce 17 new Games-related COVID cases; total tally at 123
So far, 65 Games-related contractors have tested positive for the virus after the addition of 14 news cases to the total tally.
The global sporting extravaganza, the Tokyo Olympics 2020, is officially underway from Friday and the event organisers on Saturday announced 17 new Games-related COVID cases which include one athelete and an event-related personnel staying at the Games village. The new cases took the total tally to 123. Of the 123 cases, thirteen cases are among the village residents.
According to a PTI report, so far, 65 Games-related contractors have tested positive for the virus after the addition of 14 news cases to the total tally.
The Czech Republic team is the worst affected side, with four athletes being involved, while overall, it has six cases. Road cyclist Michal Schlegel is the latest to be infected from the contingent. The total cases toll stands at 106 until Friday night, while 11 of them happen to be athletes.
"The fourth athlete and the sixth Czech member of the team, who did not avoid a positive test for COVID-19 at the Tokyo Olympics, is road cyclist Michal Schlegel. His positive antigen test was also confirmed by PCR analysis in a cycling village in Izu. Now Schlegel is back in the hotel for road cyclists in isolation," Czech's National Olympic Committee stated in a statement.
However, the Olympic committee has launched an inquiry into possible health safety protocol violations during their flight to Tokyo.