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Olympic athlete tests positive for COVID-19 in Tokyo, sent to 14 day quarantine

Five other persons -- four contractors from Japan and an official (non-resident of Japan) designated as a "Games-connected personnel" -- has also tested positive.

Published: 16th July 2021 01:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2021 01:06 AM   |  A+A-

A man stands outside a venue for 3x3 basketball ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Tokyo. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

TOKYO: An unnamed athlete on Thursday tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving here for the Tokyo Olympics, beginning July 23.

The athlete, whose identity was not disclosed, has been placed into a 14 day quarantine.

According to the latest COVID-19 Positive Case List published on Olympics.com , five other persons -- four contractors from Japan and an official (non-resident of Japan) designated as a "Games-connected personnel" -- has also tested positive.

With the latest figures, the total no of COVID-19 positive cases in Tokyo Games have reached 26 since July 1.

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