Athletes at Tokyo’s Olympic Village forced to isolate after testing positive for COVID

SourceThe Economist
CountryMiddle east

Two athletes living at the Olympic Village in Tokyo have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The unidentified competitors have now been taken into isolation as organisers try to establish the close contacts of the athletes concerned.

It comes after a third unnamed athlete tested positive following their arrival in Tokyo, but they are not currently at the Olympic Village.

Spectators have been banned from attending events in Tokyo. Pic: Kyodo via Associated Press

Tokyo 2020 had promised that the Athlete’s Village in the Harumi district of the Japanese capital would be one of the most COVID-secure environments possible.

The first case to be confirmed within the village was a Games worker who tested positive during the routine screening that everyone living there has to undertake.

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