Tokyo, 17 July 2021 (dpa/MIA) – Around a week before the opening of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, a first coronavirus case has been confirmed in the Olympic Village.
The Tokyo Organising Committee confirmed the case on Saturday.
Toshiru Muto, the managing director of the committee, did not give any information about who had tested positive or their nationality.
Nor did he say whether the person had been vaccinated.
All necessary measures were being taken to prevent the spreading of infection so everyone in the athletes’ village could feel safe, he said.
There have also been five athletes so far who tested positive on arrival in Japan. They have been isolated in the athletes’ village alongside their companions and must follow strict hygiene rules.
The organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have repeatedly made efforts to reassure the public and participants that the event will be safe for all.