Tokyo 2020: Athletes 'probably very worried' after positive Covid test in village

 

The head of the Tokyo Olympics acknowledges competitors are “likely exceptionally stressed”, after a Games-related coordinator turned into the principal individual to test positive for Covid-19 in the competitors’ town.

 

The case, who is presently isolating in a lodging for 14 days, is one of 15 Games-related cases investigated Saturday.

 

The coordinator tried negative upon appearance in Japan prior to returning a positive test in the town screening.

 

The coordinators have recently said the town “should be the most secure spot”.

 

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“Competitors who are coming to Japan are likely exceptionally stressed. I get that,” said Games boss Seiko Hashimoto.

 

“That is the motivation behind why we need to make total honesty.

 

“We are doing everything to forestall any Covid flare-ups. On the off chance that we end up with an episode we will ensure we have an arrangement set up to react.”

 

The Games, delayed for a year because of the worldwide pandemic, is being held generally without onlookers and under close isolate rules, with Tokyo right now in a highly sensitive situation, until somewhere around 22 August, in the midst of rising Covid-19 numbers.

 

Competitors, who will be tried every day, are beginning to show up in Tokyo, with the Olympics running from 23 July to 8 August.

 

‘We are very much aware of the distrust’

 

The Japanese public is generally against the Games, with a request against the occasion getting in excess of 450,000 marks this month.

 

Notwithstanding, in a news gathering on Saturday, IOC president Thomas Bach said he “engaged the Japanese public to invite the competitors”.

 

“We are very much aware of the wariness various individuals have here in Japan,” said Bach.

 

“We ask and welcome the Japanese public, modestly, to welcome and support the competitors from around the world.

 

“The Japanese can have this certainty [of a free from any danger Games] and we will attempt to proceed with this exchange with them, realizing we won’t succeed 100%.

 

“However, we are likewise certain once the Japanese public see Japanese competitors effectively acting in the Olympic Games then the disposition may turn out to be less enthusiastic.”

 

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