The organizers of the Olympic Games in Tokyo announced today that a case of corona virus infection has been recorded in the Olympic Village.
“There is one person in the village. This is the first registered case, and it was discovered upon arrival,” said a spokesman for the committee in charge of organizing the Games, without specifying whether it was an athlete or a member of the professional staff, or from which country the infected person came. .
The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8, as they have been postponed for a year due to the pandemic, and strict measures have been introduced in Japan to allow them to take place.
“We are doing everything we can to prevent the spread of the corona virus. If an infection occurs, we have a response plan,” said Seiko Hashimoto, president of the organizing committee.
Less than a week before the opening ceremony of the Games, Tokyo is not in a celebratory mood as the number of people infected with the corona virus continues to grow and the state of emergency was introduced on Monday and will last until August 22.
Almost all Olympic competitions will be held behind closed doors, and tens of thousands of participants, from athletes and judges to foreign journalists, are subject to strict restrictions.
These measures do not satisfy the local population, since almost 1,300 new cases of corona per day have been confirmed in Tokyo in the previous days.
The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, said on Thursday that the measures are yielding results and that all teams are respecting and supporting the regulations.