At least eight workers at a Japanese lodge internet hosting Brazil’s Olympic judo crew have examined constructive for coronavirus, native officers mentioned Thursday.
Health and sports activities officers at Hamamatsu metropolis, west of Tokyo, mentioned virus screenings had been executed earlier than the judo delegation of round 30 members arrived there on Saturday.
None of the contaminated people got here involved with the athletes, they mentioned.
The information comes as Tokyo prepares to host the Olympic Games principally behind closed doorways, with strict anti-infection measures positioned on athletes, officers and journalists.
“Only those that have proof of a destructive check are working” with the judo crew, mentioned Yoshinobu Sawada, a sports activities official on the metropolis.
“We defined to the crew that solely (wholesome staff) are within the bubble. We assume they’ve understood the scenario and our counter-infection measures,” he informed AFP.
A member of the family of one of many contaminated lodge staff additionally examined constructive, Hamamatsu officers added.
Tokyo is at present below a virus state of emergency, with infections surging. The metropolis recorded 1,149 circumstances on Wednesday, the best determine since January.
Several areas across the capital are below looser virus restrictions.
Olympic individuals might be topic to strict virus guidelines and stored largely away from the Japanese public.
Separately, a workers member with the Russian rugby sevens crew was hospitalised after testing constructive, an official of their host city Munakata in western Japan informed AFP.
The crew, comprised of 16 athletes and 10 workers members, landed at a Tokyo airport on July 10, and has had no shut contact with native officers or residents since then, he mentioned.
The remainder of the crew is now quarantined of their lodging, but when they check destructive on Thursday, they’ll be capable of resume coaching as early as Friday, the official added.
The International Olympic Committee mentioned Wednesday that of over 8,000 individuals who arrived between July 1 and 13, simply three examined constructive after arrival and had been remoted.
IOC chief Thomas Bach additionally pledged “to not carry any threat” to Japan with the Games, which open on July 23.
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