With just two weeks to go for the Olympics to open, 12 staff members and 2 workers at Olympic Village have tested positive for coronavirus. This is a big blow for the Japan Olympics.
According to ABC News, the two workers working at Olympic Village who tested positive last week, have been found eating in a group. This is one of the violations of the organizing committee’s coronavirus countermeasures.
From July 1st to today, already 12 Olympic staff members have tested positive for covid, including 2 that work at the Olympic village…🤦🏻♀️ https://t.co/T52kMUNgzt
— Julia Mio Inuma (井沼ジュリア) (@juliaminuma) July 6, 2021
This is big news as Japan is also struggling to counter the covid-19 spread across Tokyo. The Torch relay in Tokyo has been called off and will take place in private. The Tokyo Olympic Village is not yet opened for athletes and is not expected to open for the next few days.
Athletes from various countries have started to arrive in Japan. Few cases of coronavirus have been reported and have been taken well care of. The athlete and a coach from Uganda’s team and a Serbian rower tested positive to covid on arrival.
The Japanese Government along with Tokyo Olympics Committee and International Olympics Committee remain firm on their decision to open the Olympics as scheduled.
The 2021 Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to start on 23rd July and conclude on 8th August 2021. The event will be conducted under the necessary covid 19 precautions and restrictions.