Organisers Confirm First Case Of COVID-19 In Tokyo Olympic Village

Tokyo: Tokyo’s Olympic Village has registered the first case of COVID-19, six days before the Games start, organisers informed on Saturday.


“There was one person in the Village. That was the very first case in the Village that was reported during the screening test,” Tokyo organising committee spokesman, Masa Takaya was quoted as saying by news agency AFP.

The unidentified person has been removed from the Village where thousands of athletes and officials will stay during the Games. “Right now this person is confined to a hotel,” Takaya said during a press conference.

The chief organiser of the Tokyo 2020 Games, Seiko Hashimoto said, “We are doing everything to prevent any COVID outbreak. If we end up with an outbreak we will make sure we have a plan in place to respond.”

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