COVID Case Found at the Tokyo Olympics Athletes’ Village

Tokyo Olympics face their umpteenth setback. On Saturday, it emerged that one person has tested positive in the village where the athletes are staying for the event.

The news was released by organisers and has raised concerns about multiple infections endangering the Games, which start next week.

The information was also confirmed by Tokyo 2020 chief Toshiro Muto. He said that a visitor from abroad (who is involved in organising the Games) tested positive.

Neither the identity nor the nationality of this worker has been disclosed to the public.

This untimely occurrence comes as athletes are just beginning to arrive in the Japanese capital to compete in the Olympic Games, which begin on 23 July and end on 8 August.

It should be recalled that the delayed Tokyo Olympics will not be able to have spectators at the vast majority of events. In addition, strict quarantine measures will be imposed on all delegations.

On Wednesday, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said a “safe and secure” Tokyo Olympics will be a show of global solidarity during the pandemic.

However, this infection could call that security into question. It should also be recalled that this Wednesday the number of infections in the host city reached its highest level in the last six months.