An unidentified person tested positive for Covid-19 in the village where the Olympic athletes will be staying in Tokyo, a concerning development for organizers who have promised a “safe and secure” experience.
So far, more than 40 people involved in the Games have tested positive, including national and foreign attendees. But the outbreak in the athletes’ village is the first and hits the heart of the games. Some 11,000 people are staying in the athletes’ village.
A statement from the Tokyo Olympics organizers said today that one person tested positive but did not reveal nationality or other information, citing privacy laws. The infected person was described as a foreign visitor involved in the organization of the games, and it was diagnosed that the celebration of the games is high, since the country only has 20 percent of its population vaccinated and is in “state emergency “to prevent further spread.
Already postponed a year by the pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics are largely held without spectators and under strict rules.
The president of the organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Seiko Hashimoto, addressed the concerns in a press conference.
“I understand that there are still many worrying factors. The organizers should try to make sure that people understand that these games are safe and secure, ”he said.