Tokyo Olympics: Ugandan tests positive for COVID in Japan

Tokyo Olympics: Ugandan tests positive for COVID in Japan

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Monday 21/06/2021
[Image: CNN]

A member of Uganda's Olympic squad has become the first to test positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Japan for the competition that is due to start on the 23rd of July.

The event was postponed last year but is now going ahead despite a fresh wave of cases in Japan.

Uganda is also experiencing a surge in cases, which forced the government to tighten lockdown measures on Friday.

Reports stated the unnamed Ugandan was part of a nine-member squad who had all been fully vaccinated.

A Japanese official was quoted by local media that one of them tested positive on arrival on Saturday, and was quarantined at a government-designated facility.

The rest of the squad left by chartered bus for Osaka, in Western Japan, where they are to train ahead of the Games.

The Ugandans are the second group of foreign athletes to arrive for training ahead of the competition. The Australian women's softball is the first squad to arrive on the 1st of June.

Foreign spectators have been banned from the Olympics and a decision is expected to be taken on today on whether to allow domestic spectators.

[Source: BBC]


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