Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Big Breaking News, Covid-19 breaches Olympic Village – With just 6 days to go, Covid-19 has breached the ‘most safe’ of all the places i.e Tokyo Olympics Games Village. Tokyo officials have confirmed that 1st case has been reported as official connected to the delayed Olympic Games here has become the first resident of the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19 – Follow LIVE Updates
Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Big Breaking News, Covid-19 breaches Olympic Village – 1st case reported
Tokyo 2020 confirmed there had been 14 more confirmed new infections in Japan linked to the Games since July 1. It brings the total number in that period to 44, with less than a week to go before the July 23 Opening Ceremony.
The affected official has been placed into a 14-day quarantine, Tokyo 2020 said.
Of the 13 other positive cases, four were also from “Games connected personnel” – defined as “those affiliated with the IOC, the International Paralympic Committee, NOCs, NPCs, International Federations, members of the Olympic and Paralympic Family, partners, Olympic Broadcasting Services members, etc”.
Seven are contractors working on the Olympics, while the other two are members of the foreign media.
Tokyo yesterday recorded 1,271 new COVID-19 cases, marking the 27th day in a row where the tally is higher than a week prior.
Olympics LIVE: It was also the third straight day where the total number of infections has topped 1,000.
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