Two Athletes Test Positive For COVID-19 In Olympic Village

TOKYO, JAPAN - FEBRUARY 3, 2019: Official logos of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games banner welcome tourists at Haneda International Airport. Show Olympic rings, Paralympic mascots, Miraitowa & Someity

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COVID-19 is continuing to cause concerns leading up to the Tokyo Olympics.

Less than one week until the Summer Games are set to begin, Olympic officials have announced that two athletes have tested positive for coronavirus in Olympic Village. The two athletes were “from the same country and sport” and are isolating in their rooms.

An International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, Ryu Seung-min of South Korea, also tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday after entering a Tokyo airport, according to an Olympic spokesperson.

“Organizers confirmed the positive tests on Sunday and both were listed as non-Japanese,” the Associated Press reports. “No names or other details were provided. Organizers on Sunday also said another athlete had tested positive but this person was not residing in the Olympic Village. This athlete was also identified as ‘non-Japanese.’”

More than 11,000 athletes and approximately 79,000 journalists will be calling Olympic Village home for the two-week duration of the Tokyo Olympics.

Protestors have become more vocal with their all to cancel the games — which were originally scheduled for last summer but postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Olympics officially kick off on Friday, July 23, and will run through Sunday, August 8.

Tokyo’s Olympic Village Reports First Positive COVID-19 Case
Tokyo’s Olympic Village Reports First Positive COVID-19 Case
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