Tokyo Olympics: Bad News, Nigerian Olympic delegate first to be hospitalized with Covid-19, is this the first of many?


Tokyo Olympics: As Japan battles rising native Covid-19 infections, a Nigerian Olympic delegate grew to become the primary customer to be admitted to the hospital with Covid-19, in response to broadcaster TV Asahi.

The Nigerian Olympic delegate who examined constructive on Thursday night is a non-athlete of their 60s. The person had gentle signs on the airport and was hospitalized due to age and pre-existing situations, the broadcaster mentioned, with out giving particulars.

Organizers have promised that the Video games, beginning on 23 July after being postponed from final 12 months due to the pandemic, will probably be “protected and safe“.

Tokyo is below a state of emergency all through the occasion, and organizers have compelled extreme testing and limits on delegates’ actions to attempt to ease the priority of the Japanese public, a lot of whom wished the Video games canceled or postponed once more.

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Tokyo Olympics: IOC Prez Thomas Bach’s massive assertion, says, ‘Zero danger of COVID-19 spreading from members’

Worldwide Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach mentioned on Thursday there was “zero” danger of Video games members infecting Japanese residents with Covid-19, as circumstances hit a six-month excessive within the host metropolis.

Threat for the opposite residents of Olympic village and danger for the Japanese folks is zero,” Bach mentioned, including that Olympics athletes and delegations have undergone greater than 8,000 coronavirus exams, leading to three constructive circumstances.

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These circumstances have been positioned in isolation and their shut contacts are additionally below quarantine protocols, Bach mentioned at the start of talks with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto.

Simply over per week earlier than the July 23 opening ceremony, Tokyo reported 1,308 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, its highest each day tally since late January.

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