Two athletes have change into the primary to check constructive for coronavirus at the Tokyo Olympic athletes’ village – 5 days earlier than the beginning of the Games.
Other members of the crew are being remoted of their rooms.
The pair are the primary athletes to check constructive within the village, though an additional athlete additionally examined constructive on Sunday elsewhere.
In complete, organisers on Sunday reported 10 new circumstances related to the Olympics together with media, contractors and different personnel. That compares with 15 new circumstances on Saturday.
Infection charges are rising among the many common inhabitants of Tokyo, topping 1,000 new circumstances for 4 consecutive days. Polls present many Japanese individuals oppose holding the Games with the inflow of abroad guests it entails.
Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya mentioned the three circumstances “were from the same country and sport”. They are “isolated in their rooms and Tokyo 2020 is delivering meals to them”, he mentioned, including that the remainder of the crew – which has not been recognized – have additionally been examined.
Speaking on Saturday, Games chief Seiko Hashimoto mentioned: “Athletes who are coming to Japan are probably very worried. I understand that.
“We are doing the whole lot to stop any Covid outbreaks. If we find yourself with an outbreak we are going to make certain we have a plan in place to reply.”
Australia’s entire athletics team for the Tokyo Olympics were quarantined in their rooms on Saturday at their pre-Games training camp in Cairns, following a Covid-19 scare.
An inconclusive test had been returned by an official but subsequent tests were negative, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) confirmed on Sunday.
Athletes have since been permitted to compete in a warm-up event
“My understanding is [Athletics Australia] utilized an abundance of warning,” mentioned David Hughes, the AOC’s chief medical officer.