Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony, a “non-athlete person” had tested positive for Covid 19 in the Games Village. The organizing committee confirmed the news on Saturday.
Covid 19 Patients Has Been Removed Games Village
As per the latest reports, the person whose identity has not been revealed tested positive six days before the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony. Following this, the person has been removed from the Games Village and placed in a medical facility.
Masa Takaya, spokesperson for the Tokyo organising committee said in a press conference that there was only one case detected in the Village. And this was the very first case that was reported during the screening test.
Ever since the Games Village was opened on Tuesday, many of the athletes and the officials are being checked before the Olympics start.
Seiko Hashimoto, the Chief of the Olympic Games in Tokyo said that they are doing everything possible to prevent any Covid 19 outbreaks during the Olympic games. However, in spite of the efforts, if an outbreak comes up, they want to make sure that they have a plan to deal with the situation.
The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to take place last year. But they were postponed because of the Covid 19 pandemic. The Olympics are scheduled to start from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Throughout the games, spectators are not allowed to attend any of the events.
Japanese Protests Against Tokyo Olympics 2021
The above incident comes after Japanese population took to streets to protest against the Tokyo Olympics. The protests were held in various metro stations and some famous public spots. Along with the Tokyo Metropolitan building and the headquarters of the organising committee.
The protests further escalated after two Ugandan nationals tested positive for Covid 19 after landing in Japan. The japanese people feared that the Olympics would lead to another pandemic outbreak when the country was already in the fourth state of Emergency.