Tokyo Olympics: We are just 2 days away from the start of the Tokyo Olympics. However, the Covid-19 cases have kept on rising. More bad news has come as the World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has predicted more than 100,000 deaths till the end of the Olympics.
In a meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Tokyo, he said “the pandemic is a test and the world is failing.”
He continued to warn that anyone who thinks the pandemic is over because cases are under control in their country is living in “a fool’s paradise.”
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 21, 2021
Tokyo Olympics Covid Cases– 9 More cases in Olympic Village: Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday confirmed that few foreign athletes & a Czech coach have tested positive for Covid-19 at the Games Athletes’ Village.
Chilean athlete out of Olympics due to Covid after the arrival: Chile’s Olympic Committee said that a taekwondo athlete will withdraw from Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19.
Czech beach volleyball trainer Simon Nausch has tested positive
for COVID-19, the Czech Olympic team said on Tuesday. Nausch is the third member of the Czech delegation to be confirmed with the virus. On Monday, beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic recorded a positive test. Nausch and Perusic have both left the Olympic village to isolate themselves, their team said.
Tokyo Olympics Covid Cases:
The tally also included an Olympic volunteer for the first time since the committee started compiling figures on July 1, bringing the total number of games-related infections to 67, three days out from the opening ceremony.
Meanwhile, organizers revealed that of the 21 members of the South African men’s soccer team who were identified as close contacts, three were exempt from self-quarantine after further case investigation and contact tracing.
Elsewhere, two Mexican baseball players tested positive for COVID-19 before departing for Tokyo, Mexican baseball authorities said Monday. The team, which faces host Japan on July 31, still plans to fly to Tokyo.