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Olympics: Overseas athlete infected with COVID-19 in Tokyo

Tokyo, July 15 (IANS) An overseas athlete has tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Tokyo ahead of the Olympic Games, organisers said on Thursday.

The Tokyo 2020 organising committee said that the athlete, who tested positive on Wednesday, was observing a 14-day period of self-isolation and has not entered the athletes’ village, Japan’s state broadcaster NHK reported.

This is the first time an overseas athlete who is staying at or was heading to a facility managed by the organising committee has been found to have COVID-19, reports Xinhua.

Organisers gave no details of the athlete’s identity or condition.

Eight staff at a Japanese hotel hosting Brazil’s Olympic judo team tested positive, and a staff member from Russia’s rugby sevens team was hospitalized after a positive test, media reports had said earlier.

–IANS

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