In Japan, COVID-19 was detected in nine people involved in the Olympics overnight

Japan has detected coronavirus in nine people involved in the Tokyo Olympics in 24 hours, according to a report published Tuesday on the website of the Tokyo 2020 monitoring service.

The disease was found in one Japanese volunteer, six Japanese contractors and one foreigner associated with the Games. Infection was also confirmed in a foreign athlete on the territory of the Olympic village, he was placed in a two-week quarantine. It is noted that the total number of infected people involved in the Olympics has reached 71, including 31 foreigners.

On July 18, six athletes and two specialists from the British team were isolated in a hotel in Tokyo after coming into contact with an infected coronavirus. All eight now tested negative for COVID-19, and London expressed hope that they would resume training as soon as possible. The health of the athletes and specialists is monitored by the team doctors, writes Sky Sports.

The Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo were to be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Because of COVID-19 pandemic the competitions were postponed for a year. Now they will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021 without the participation of foreign fans. The name of the Games – “Tokyo 2020” – was retained.

On July 8, organizers of the Olympic Games in Tokyo have decided not to allow local residents at sporting events to be held in the metropolitan area. Thus, the competitions will be held without spectators in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba.

Earlier on June 21, it was reported that the organizers of the Olympic Games – 2020 set a limit of 10 thousand Japanese spectators in the stands and not more than 50% of the occupancy of sports facilities.

Since July 12, due to worsening epidemic situation in Tokyo, reentered into force the state of emergency (ES), which will last until August 22. It will be valid during the summer Olympic Games, which will be held in the Japanese capital from July 23 to August 8.