Tokyo Games: Chilean Taekwondo Player Fernanda Aguirre Out Of Olympics After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Tokyo Games: Chilean Taekwondo Player Fernanda Aguirre Out Of Olympics After Testing Positive For COVID-19


Tokyo Olympics will likely be performed from July 23 to August 8.© AFP

Chilean taekwondo participant Fernanda Aguirre was on Wednesday dominated out of the Olympics after she examined optimistic for COVID-19 on arriving on the airport right here, her nation’s Olympic physique stated. “Fernanda Aguirre has examined optimistic for Covid-19 within the assessments carried out on her arrival in Japan,” Chile’s National Olympic Committee stated in a press release. Aguirre traveled to Tokyo from Uzbekistan with unfavourable COVID report however examined optimistic in each the antigen and PCR assessments carried out on the airport right here, following which she was quarantined at a chosen facility.

“The athlete is asymptomatic and in good well being, however sadly she will be unable to compete on this occasion as a result of the Japanese well being authorities impose a quarantine of a minimum of 10 days,” the Chile NOC said.

The Taekwondo occasion will get underway on Saturday. Her coach Jose Zapata has additionally been quarantined regardless of unfavourable assessments as he was deemed a detailed contact. Aguirre was one of many eight COVID-19 circumstances amongst Games-related personnel revealed by the organizing committee on Wednesday.

Before Aguirre, 5 athletes, three of them residing on the Games village, had been discovered to be contaminated by the virus however none of them on arrival on the airport. The whole variety of Games-related COVID-cases have risen to 75 with the addition of eight circumstances on Wednesday. The COVID-hit Olympics will open on Friday and can go on until August 8 with none spectators.

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