Tokyo Olympics: Rise in the number of athletes getting affected by COVID-19 in Tokyo

It was on Sunday that Tokyo Olympic organizers reported new COVID-19 cases among the athletes. As the population of athlete’s village expands ahead of the start of the Pandemic- hit games next week. There are 10 new cases reported to organizers who are connected to the Olympics including media, contractors, and other personnel, down from 15 on Sunday.

An International Committee member from South Korea tested positive for the COVID-19 on landing in Tokyo. A former Olympic athlete Ryu Senug-min affected due to COVID-19 even after getting vaccinated. This reflects infection risk even for vaccinated attendees.

There is a rise of COVID-19 cases even among the general population of the capital. The capital has reported more than 1,000 fresh cases for COVID-19 for four consecutive days. According to the polls show that many Japanese oppose holding the Games increase of overseas visitors which looks inevitable.


This year Tokyo Olympic Games which begins on July 23rd  July and will continue till August 08.  The Olympic was scheduled to take place last year, but it was delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic . The Tokyo Olympic will be held mostly without spectators  and also  with tight quarantine rules. Japan’s public don’t want the Tokyo Olympics conducted as their is resurgence in new coronavirus infection.

The Australian Tennis player Alex de Minaur forced to miss the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19,according to the country Olympic officials .Alex de Minaur ,the top-ranked Australian’s men’s player ,returned the positive test for virus  in Spain where he lives . According to the local media this was reported earlier this week.

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