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19 Olympic-linked COVID cases reported on opening ceremony day

[서울=아시아뉴스통신] 레악카나기자 송고시간 2021-07-24 03:15

Residential buildings in the athletes' village for the Tokyo Olympics in the Japanese capital on July 14, 2021, ahead of the July 23 opening ceremony of the Summer Games. (Photo by= Kyodo)

[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] TOKYO - Nineteen more people, three of them staying at the Tokyo Olympic athletes' village, have tested positive for the coronavirus, the organizing committee of the games said Friday, the day of opening ceremony, Kyodo reported.

The latest infections -- the highest in a 24-hour span since infections began being reported on July 1 -- include three athletes, two of them from the Czech Republic and one from the Netherlands, according to the committee. The remaining 16 people with Olympic credentials include three contractors and three members of the media. The Czech Olympic Committee said in a statement Thursday its infected athletes are women's beach volleyball player Marketa Slukova and road cyclist Michal Schlegel. The Dutch athlete is female taekwondoka Reshmie Oogink, according to her country's Olympic body.

 COVID-19 infections have continued to take a toll among Olympic attendees now in Japan, with 106 total cases recorded since July 1. The daily tally of the organizing committee has not included athletes and team officials testing positive at pre-games training camps. Athletes identified as having been in close contact with those testing positive can still take part in competition as long as they test negative within six hours of the start of their event.



 

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