A Czech beach volleyball player has tested positive for Covid-19 in the Tokyo Olympic Village as an unnamed female US gymnast tested positive at her pre-Tokyo Olympic training camp. With only days left for the mega event to begin, positive cases inside the village with at least two athletes testing positive have made things tough for the organisers.
Former distance runner Tegla Loroupe, the chief of mission for the IOC’s Refugee Olympic Team, has tested positive for COVID-19, two people with knowledge of her condition had told The Associated Press, the last day. The latest news today has been that US tennis player Coco Gauff has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing her to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics. The number of Covid-19 cases linked to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan has risen to 61, according to Tokyo 2020 organizers. “The total number of positive cases linked with accredited personnel is 61. But it’s important to look inside the numbers: among the total, 33 are positive cases from residents of Japan, 28 are from the Olympic Committees arriving from overseas,” the spokesperson of Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee Masa Takaya said Monday.
“Regarding this 28, we need to look at the 22,000 people arriving in Japan. Looking into the positive case rate, the number is nearly 0.1%,” the spokesperson added. Tokyo 2020 did not reveal the names nor nationalities of the new cases. The Games are set to begin on Friday.