Olympic Village tests its first COVID case a few days before the Tokyo Olympics | Coronavirus pandemic news
The main organizers of the 2020 Olympics stated that officials are “doing all they can” to prevent the outbreak before the opening.
Organizers stated that the first case of COVID-19 was registered in the Olympic Village six days before the opening of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Tokyo 2020 Chief Executive Toshiro Muto confirmed on Saturday that a foreign tourist involved in organizing the Olympics had tested positive. He refused to disclose the nationality of this person, citing privacy concerns.
Masa Takaya, spokesperson for the Tokyo Organizing Committee, said at a press conference that the village’s first case was reported during the screening test.
The person has been removed from the village, and thousands of athletes and officials will live during the Olympics. Organizers have taken strict measures to avoid contracting the coronavirus in the village.
“Now this person is confined to the hotel,” Takatani said.
Seiko Hashimoto, the main organizer of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, added: “We are doing everything we can to prevent any COVID outbreak. If we end up with an outbreak, we will ensure that we have a response plan in place.”
The Olympics have been Postponed by one year Because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Olympic Games were originally scheduled to open on July 23 and will last until August 8, and then the Paralympics.
With the new coronavirus infection coming back, the Japanese public has been enthusiastic about the Olympics and worried that the influx of foreign tourists may help turn the Tokyo Olympics into a super-spreading event, which in turn may be stretched for Japan. The medical system brings more pressure.