The number of partakers of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo infected with coronavirus has reached 155 people. Seven new cases were confirmed during the past 24 hours as Kyodo reported.
“Seven more people related to the Tokyo Olympics have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total since the start of this month to 155,” the message says.
Thus, two athletes are infected, one of whom is a Dutch tennis player.
Besides, the positive test for coronavirus was provided to three officials tied with the Games, a contractor, and a member of the organizing committee.
2020 Olympic Games will become the most unusual ever. The opening ceremony and competitions will take place at empty stadiums: fans are not allowed to admit to the event as the emergency state was announced in Tokyo due to the threat of the increase of the number of coronavirus infection cases.
Nevertheless, the authorities of Tokyo stated about the readiness of the medical system to hold the Games: the population of the city is being actively vaccinated; the safety measures will be increased at the places of the event. Particularly, handshakes and hugs will be canceled; the athletes will wear medals by themselves.
On July 17, the organizers reported the first case of infection with coronavirus in the Olympic village; however, they reported that this person is not an athlete. Later, two footballers from South Africa received positive results of the PCR tests.
On July 23, the solemn opening ceremony of the Olympic Games took place in Tokyo, at 14:00 at Kyiv time.