COVID-19 hits athlete village at Tokyo Olympics

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National banners bent from balconies astatine an athletes' colony arsenic Tokyo prepares for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Two athletes surviving successful the Olympic Village person tested affirmative for COVID-19, the archetypal to bash truthful with the Tokyo Games opening connected Friday.

Organisers confirmed the affirmative tests connected Sunday and some were listed arsenic non-Japanese. No names oregon different details were provided.

Organisers connected Sunday besides said different jock had tested affirmative but this idiosyncratic was not residing successful the Olympic Village. This jock was besides identified arsenic "non-Japanese."

Organisers accidental since July 1, 55 radical linked to the Olympics person reported affirmative tests. This accounting does see athletes oregon others who whitethorn person arrived for grooming camps but are not yet nether the "jurisdiction" of the organising committee.

National banners bent from balconies astatine an athletes' colony arsenic Tokyo prepares for the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP)

The Olympic Village connected Tokyo Bay volition location 11,000 Olympic athletes and thousands of different enactment staff.

Tokyo recorded 1,410 caller COVID-19 cases connected Saturday, the highest successful six months. It was the 28th consecutive time that cases were higher than 7 days previous.

The Olympics volition unfastened connected Friday nether a authorities of exigency successful Tokyo and 3 neighboring prefectures. The exigency bid lasts until August 22. The Olympics adjacent connected Aug. 8.

Fans — section and fans from overseas — person been banned for each Olympic events successful Tokyo and the 3 neighboring prefectures. As fewer outlying venues whitethorn let a smattering of section fans.

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