Three athletes, two of them staying on the Olympic Village, have examined optimistic for COVID-19, the Games Organising Committee (OC) introduced on Sunday.

It is the primary occasion of athletes staying on the village catching the an infection. Their identities haven’t been revealed by the organisers. The third contaminated athlete is staying at a delegated Games lodge.

A complete of 10 instances had been detected on the day, together with 5 “Games concerned personnel”, one contractor, and a journalist, in accordance with the COVID-19 Positive Case List uploaded by the OC right here.

The complete quantity of Games-related COVID instances have now risen to 55 as per the OC data.

The organisers didn’t specify whether or not the 2 contaminated athletes staying on the village can be quarantined elsewhere.

The growth comes a day after a non-athlete on the Village examined optimistic for the dreaded virus and was shifted out of the premises.

The first batch of Indian athletes for the Games left on Saturday and have arrived right here this morning.

The 90-strong Indian delegation comprised, archers, the 2 hockey groups, the desk tennis gamers and swimmers amongst others.

The shooters and the boxers additionally landed from their respective coaching bases in Croatia and Italy this morning.

The Games will open on July 23 and can be held behind closed doorways as infections soar within the Japanese capital, which has been recording greater than 1,000 instances a day for the previous few days.

Despite the scepticism, the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has insisted that the Games pose “zero risk” for the residents of Olympic village and the Japanese individuals generally.


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