Three athletes who are to take part in the Olympic Games have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. Two of them live in the Olympic Village in Tokyo, according to report organizers of games.
Also, COVID-19 infection was confirmed in six workers involved in organizing games and one journalist. The organizers of the games did not explain who specifically they are talking about.
By information publication of The Global Times, one of the cases is a member of the International Olympic Committee from South Korea and a former athlete Ryu Seung Min. At the moment he is in self-isolation.
In total, since the beginning of July, the coronavirus has already been confirmed in 55 people associated with the Olympic Games.
For the first time, a resident of the Olympic Village fell ill on July 17. Then the general director of the organizing committee of Tokyo 2020, Toshiro Muto, confirmed that a foreigner from the organizers of the Olympics passed a positive test for the virus, but did not reveal the name and nationality of the sick person.
Earlier it also became known that at least eight employees of the hotel, where members of the Brazilian Olympic judo team live, had a coronavirus. The hotel is located in the Japanese city of Hamamatsu.
The Olympic Games in Tokyo, postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be held from July 23 to August 8 with virtually no spectators and in accordance with strict quarantine rules.
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