In Tokyo, for the first time, an Olympian was suspended from competitions due to COVID-19

At the Tokyo Olympics, a participant was suspended from the competition for the first time due to a positive analysis of COVID-19, the NHK TV channel reports.

An athlete from the Chilean national taekwondo team will not be able to participate in competitions due to the need to comply with ten-day quarantine.

Earlier, it was reported about eight new cases of positive tests for COVID-19, including two foreigners — one athlete, whose gender and citizenship were not disclosed, and the coach of the Czech national beach volleyball team, in which the athlete had previously fallen ill.

Since July 1, 75 cases of the disease have been detected among foreigners and Japanese people related to the Games, including athletes, staff and members of delegations. Five of these cases were recorded in the Olympic Village.

Since July 12, the fourth state of emergency has been operating in Tokyo. It was introduced until August 22, that is, for the entire duration of the Olympics (July 23 — August 8). It will end the day before the Paralympic Games (August 24 — September 5). The decision to introduce an emergency situation was led by a steady increase in diseases in Tokyo in recent weeks. The capital is updating the anti-records of six months ago on the number of new detected cases of the disease.

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Author: Oleg Ceban
Graduated from University of Oxford. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the world news section in the Free News editors.
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