Two athletes from the Olympic Village have tested positive for COVID-19, AFP reported

According to the OK list of confirmed COVID-19 patients, there were 10 confirmed cases that day.

According to the OK list of confirmed COVID-19 patients, there were 10 confirmed cases that day.

Three athletes,  of them, staying at the Olympic Village, have tested positive for COVID-19, the Games Organising Committee introduced on Sunday, the improvement including to the scepticism across the troubled occasion which opens on July 23.

This is the first time an athlete has lived in an infected village. The organizer does not disclose your identity. The third infected player remained to play at the hotel.

According to the OK list of confirmed COVID-19 patients, there were 10 confirmed cases that day, including 5 “employees influencing the game,” an actor and a reporter.

"When there is a positive COVID 19 case - it means action. There is a clear procedure to identify close contacts. A case is not just data in a spreadsheet but leads to action, including immediate follow-up testing," International Olympic Committee's Games Executive Director (GED) Christophe Dubi mentioned.

He also mentioned "We can safely say that 40,000 COVID 19 tests have been carried out before coming to Japan for 18,000 Games participants. Then there is the screening on the airport followed by regular screening, testing for athletes every day".

The organizers did not comment on whether the two infected athletes in the village will be quarantined elsewhere.

"Since 1 July more than 18,000 games participants arrived from overseas. All of them had at least 2 negative tests before arrival. When they arrived, they had another test. When they are here, there is a strict testing regime in place," said Pierre Ducrey, IOC Games Operations Director. 

He also added, "The participants of the Olympic Games are the most controlled population in the world".

The development came the day after a non-athlete in the city tested positive for this terrible virus.



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