Tokyo Olympics : Covid19 in Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee, 3rd member tests positive

The menace of Covid19 is not sparing the Tokyo Olympics. If the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 wasn’t enough, now the Organizing Committee office in Harumi has become new Covid19 hotspot in Tokyo. 

Tokyo 2020 has announced a male employee has tested positive for coronavirus, marking the third case recorded to date. The employee, who is aged in his 20s, works at the Organizing Committee’s Harumi office in Tokyo’s Chuo ward.

“The affected employee has been working from home from August 4 onward; his last day working on site was on August 3,” a Tokyo 2020 statement read.

“Tokyo 2020 will continue to work with relevant organisations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and take all necessary measures to maintain a safe and secure working environment for our staff.”

Tokyo 2020 has confirmed positive tests from the Harumi office in consecutive days. A female employee, who is in her 30s, was announced as having tested positive yesterday. The employee was reported by Tokyo 2020 to have been working from home from 30 July onward, with her last day working on-site at any Tokyo 2020 facility was on July 29.

Tokyo Olympics : Covid19 cases in Tokyo increasing by the day

Tokyo 2020 has reported three coronavirus cases in total. The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee is made up of around 3,800 workers from organizations such as the Japanese Olympic Committee, the Japanese Paralympic Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japanese Government.

A total of 429 new coronavirus cases were reported in Tokyo today. Japan recorded a daily record number of cases yesterday, with 1,597 new cases confirmed nationwide.

Japan has reported more than 43,000 coronavirus cases in total since the outbreak began, with 30,000 people known to have recovered and 1,033 deaths recorded. In excess of 12,000 cases are considered active.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Japan and around the world, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were delayed by a year and are now scheduled to open on July 23 2021.