TOKYO, July 15 (Reuters) – The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will take place under unprecedented conditions and strict quarantine rules to prevent the spread of COVID infections- 19.
Still, a number of cases have emerged involving athletes and others involved in the Games.
The following is a list to date, in chronological order.
JUNE 20 – A coach for the Ugandan team tests positive upon arrival at Narita airport and is quarantined at a facility designated by the government. The rest of the team are heading by bus to their host city, Izumisano near Osaka in western Japan.
JUNE 23 – Ugandan athlete tests positive, Izumisano officials said.
JULY 4 – A member of the Serbian Olympic rowing team tests positive upon arrival. The other four team members are isolated as close contacts.
JULY 9 – A Lithuanian athlete and an Israeli athlete test positive, according to reports. Subsequent reports indicate that the Lithuanian’s results were unclear and subsequently tested negative.
JULY 14 – A masseur from the Russian women’s rugby sevens team tests positive, forcing the team into isolation for two days, reports the RIA news agency. Officials in Munakata in southwestern Japan confirmed that a staff member had been hospitalized and none of the team members could be considered close contact.
– The refugee Olympic team delayed their arrival in Japan following a positive case with a team manager in Doha. The infected official is in quarantine without symptoms and 26 of the 29 refugees will remain in their Doha training camp.
– Seven staff members at a hotel in Hamamatsu, central Japan, where dozens of Brazilian athletes stay, have tested positive, a city official said.
– Twenty-one members of the South African rugby team are in isolation after being suspected of having been in close contact with a case on their flight.
JULY 15 – Eight athletes from the Kenya women’s rugby team have been classified as close contacts after a positive case of coronavirus was discovered on their flight to Tokyo, an official from the southern city of Kurume said -west, where they were to organize a training camp.
Reporting by Elaine Lies; Editing by Michael Perry
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