Covid scare is the first incidence reported for the Tokyo Olympics, causing panic as the events approach.
According to organizers, the first COVID-19 case was discovered in the Tokyo Olympic village one week before the competition begins.
The sick person was a part of the event’s planning and has yet to be recognized. The announcement comes as athletes begin to arrive for the competition, which begins on July 23. The games will be “safe and secure,” according to the organizers. This is the first case to be detected, and it adds to fears that the Summer Olympics will become a super spreader event.
“There was one person in the Village,” claimed Masa Takaya, a spokesperson for the Tokyo organizing group.
“During the screening test, that was the very first instance documented in the Village.
“This guy is currently confined to a hotel.”
Toshiro Muto, CEO of Tokyo 2020, verified that the person involved is a non-Japanese national who is self-isolating.
“We are doing everything we can to prevent any Covid outbreaks,” said Seiko Hashimoto, the games’ chief organizer.
“If an outbreak occurs, we will ensure that we have a plan in place to deal with it.”
“Athletes who are traveling to Japan are undoubtedly quite worried,” she continued. That is something I am aware of.
“That is why we need to be really transparent.”
It’s unclear whether the person who was infected had been immunized.
During the summer games, competitors will be put to the test on a daily basis.
“If someone tests positive, that person will be quarantined immediately, regardless of whether or not they have any close contacts,” Mr Muto said.