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Nearly 60 cases of COVID-19 even before games begin – HotAir

Nearly 60 cases of COVID-19 even before games begin – HotAir
"I don't think we can ever say COVID-free."

On Sunday, three members from South Africa’s Olympic soccer team — two players and an official — became the first people to test positive for Covid-19 after arriving at the Tokyo Olympic Village, according to the South African Football Association.” In the case of the other athlete who tested positive in the Olympic Village – Czech beach volleyball player Ondřej Perušič – the country’s Olympic committee said in a statement that it is exploring the possible postponement of Perušič’s opening match, scheduled for July 26.The positive tests among athletes have stoked fears of a possible outbreak in the Olympic Village, which would be the nightmare scenario for organizers.The IOC and Tokyo 2020 have each sought to reassure athletes that the Olympic Village is safe and secure.

Early Monday, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee confirmed that an alternate on the women’s artistic gymnastics team tested positive for Covid-19.She tested positive on Sunday and her doctor confirmed the test result after another test Monday.

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