Tokyo Olympics Covid-19: Organizers confirms SA football team quarantined, 25 new Covid-19 cases reported since Saturday

Tokyo Olympics Covid-19: Organizers confirms 10 foreign delegation members, 2 athletes test positive in Olympics Village
Tokyo Olympics Covid-19: Organizers confirms 10 foreign delegation members, 2 athletes test positive in Olympics Village

Tokyo Olympics Covid-19 – 25 Positive cases since Saturday confirms organizers: The Tokyo Olympic organizers on Sunday have confirmed that 25 new cases have been reported since Saturday in personnel connected with Tokyo Olympics. This include 3 positive cases in the South African football team which is now under quarantine. Other than few of the IOC officials, media personnel, staff at the games village have tested positive in various instances of Covid-19 cases – Follow all LIVE Updates from Tokyo Olympics on InsideSport.co

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Tokyo Olympics Covid-19: Organizers confirms SA football team quarantined, 25 new Covid-19 cases reported since Saturday

Tokyo Olympics LIVE: In total, organisers on Sunday reported 10 new cases connected to the Olympics including media, contractors and other personnel. That compares with 15 new cases on Saturday.

POSITIVE Cases on Sunday

  • 3 South African Footballers tests positive, entire team quarantine in village
  • 1 Czech Republic Athlete tests positive
  • 6 Foreign nationals, IOC Officials, Media personnel tests positive at airport

Speaking on Sunday, Games chief Seiko Hashimoto said: “Athletes who are coming to Japan are probably very worried. I understand that.

“We are doing everything to prevent any Covid outbreaks. If we end up with an outbreak we will make sure we have a plan in place to respond.”

Tokyo Olympics LATEST Updates: South African football team in Quarantine after positive cases in the squad

Tokyo Olympics Covid-19 – South Africa have confirmed three positive COVID-19 cases in their soccer squad for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, including players Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi.

Video Analyst Mario Masha also tested positive on arrival in Tokyo as the team prepares to face hosts Japan on Thursday.

“We have three positive cases of COVID-19 in the camp here, two players and an official,” team manager Mxolisi Sibam said in a media release from the South African Football Association on Sunday.

 

“There is daily screening….Masha and Monyane reported high temperatures and positive saliva tests, and were then taken to do the nasal test…and they unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19. Mahlatsi is the latest player to go through the same process.”

He said as a result, the team has been quarantined until cleared to train, waiting for results from tests earlier on Sunday.


Tokyo Olympics Covid-19 – COVID cases among athletes at Tokyo village reported

Organizer confirms 10 foreign delegation members, 2 athletes test positive in Olympics Village. The cases were revealed a day after an unidentified person became the first to test positive in the Village, which will house thousands of competitors during the Games.

 

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Sunday: it has confirmed coronavirus infections among athletes staying at the Tokyo athletes’ village for the first time, a day after saying a none athlete staying at the facility had tested positive.

The committee said 10 Olympic participants from abroad, including two athletes at the village and another athlete who is not staying at the Tokyo facility, tested positive for COVID-19.

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Tokyo Olympics Breaking News: Two athletes test positive with 5 days to go in Olympics Village

Tokyo Olympics Breaking News – Two Athletes Covid-19 Positive: A daily tally of new cases revealed two athletes tested positive in the Village and one elsewhere. They come a day after an unidentified person, who was not a competitor, became the first case in the Village.

The Olympic Village, a complex of apartments and dining areas, will house 6,700 athletes and officials at its peak when the 2020 Games, delayed last year over the pandemic, finally get underway.

The Tokyo Olympics, which will be held largely behind closed doors to prevent infections, are unpopular in Japan where opinion polls have consistently demonstrated a lack of support.

On Saturday, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach appealed for Japanese fans to get behind the Games, saying he was “very well aware of the scepticism” surrounding the event.

 

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