Tokyo Olympics 2020: Two athletes tested positive for COVID-19, organizers say

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Two athletes tested positive for COVID-19, organizers say


Two athletes who live in the Olympic Village tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to Tokyo 2020 organizers.

The organizers revealed a total of 12 new positive cases, including the two athletes, and increased the total number of positive cases to 87.

Read more on Tokyo Olympics 2020: Two athletes tested positive for COVID-19, organizers say…


Two athletes who live in the Olympic Village tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to Tokyo 2020 organizers.

The organizers revealed a total of 12 new positive cases, including the two athletes, and increased the total number of positive cases to 87.

Meanwhile, Tokyo COVID-19 infections hit a six-month high on Wednesday, with 1,832 new cases reported just two days before the Games began.

Also read | Will India improve its Olympic medal record?

Tokyo is currently in the fourth state of emergency, which will last until August 22nd and will span the entire Olympics, which begins on Friday and ends on August 8th.

CLOCK |

According to experts, cases among younger, unvaccinated people are increasing significantly as Jan’s vaccination campaign loses steam due to supply concerns.

Many of the serious cases affect people in their fifties.

Jan’s vaccination campaign started late and slowly, but picked up significantly for several weeks in May as supplies of imported vaccines stabilized and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s cabinet tried to accelerate the pre-Olympics campaign.

(With contributions from agencies)

.

COMMENTS