First COVID-19 case found at Tokyo Olympics village: Officials

First COVID-19 case found at Tokyo Olympics village: Officials


A resident of the Tokyo Olympics athletes’ village has tested positive for COVID-19 — the first case found there, local officials said Saturday.

Toshiro Muto, CEO of the organizing committee, said the person is a visitor from abroad involved in planning the Games, and not an athlete, The Guardian reported.

The positive test came back on Friday, and the person was placed in a 14-day quarantine, officials said.

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The person lives in the Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay, which will eventually house about 11,000 athletes during the Games and thousands of other staff. It’s unclear how many people were there as of Saturday.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said this week there was “zero” risk of athletes in the village passing on the virus to others living there.

Organizers with the Olympic village said that since July 1, 2021, 44 people — including members of the media have tested positive for COVID-19 and are now being quarantined.SOPA

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