Two Olympic Village competitors have tested positive for Covid-19, making them the first to do so since the Tokyo Games began on Friday.
On Sunday, organizers verified the positive tests, stating that both were classified as non-Japanese. There were no names or other facts given.
Another athlete had tested positive, according to organizers, although this person did not live in the Olympic Village. This athlete was also labeled as being “non-Japanese.”
On Sunday, the first member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was declared positive. On Saturday, he tested positive for drugs as he entered a Tokyo airport.
The test was validated by the International Olympic Committee, and he was identified as Ryu Seung-min of South Korea. In the 2004 Olympics, he earned an Olympic gold medal in table tennis.
He was reportedly placed in solitary confinement. According to reports, he was asymptomatic.
Last week, IOC President Thomas Bach stated that there was “zero” risk of athletes in the hamlet spreading the illness to Japanese or other local inhabitants.
Since July 1, 55 people connected to the Olympics have reported positive tests, according to organizers. This figure excludes athletes and anyone who may have arrived for training camps but are not yet under the organizing committee’s “jurisdiction.”
On Tokyo Bay, the Olympic Village will accommodate 11,000 Olympic athletes and tens of thousands of other support personnel.
On Saturday, Tokyo recorded 1,410 new Covid-19 cases, the most in six months. It was the 28th day in a row that the number of cases had increased over the previous seven days.
The Olympics will begin on Friday in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures, which have declared a state of emergency. The emergency declaration is in effect until August 22nd. The Olympics will end on August 8th.
All Olympic events in Tokyo and the three neighboring prefectures have been barred from fans, both domestic and international.