Tokyo Olympics hit 160 COVID-19 cases

Over the past day, 7 people involved in the Tokyo Olympics received a positive test result for coronavirus, the Jiji Tsushin news agency reported on July 27.

Of these, two athletes who live in the Olympic Village are tennis players from the Dutch national team. A day earlier, 16 people, including three athletes from the Olympic Village, received a positive test result. Thus, the total number of infected people has reached 160, Izvestia reports. Total a week ago there were 58. Infections were identified as competitors from all over the world continued to fly to the Olympic Games delayed by the pandemic. They face serious resistance in Japan due to the risks associated with COVID. From July 1 to July 23, 170,000 people did PCR tests, 37 received a positive result, which is 0.02%.

The Olympic Village, apartment complex and dining area in Tokyo hosts 6,700 athletes and officials. Olympic officials are working hard to mitigate the health risks associated with the Games, which are held under strict anti-coronavirus conditions, with athletes being tested every day.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo were canceled last year. They now run from 23 July to 8 August 2021, while foreign fans are not allowed to attend sporting events. However, on July 8, it was decided not to admit local residents to the competitions taking place in the capital region. From July 12 to August 22, an emergency regime is in force in Tokyo, introduced in connection with the deterioration of the epidemiological situation with the coronavirus.





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