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Two athletes in the Olympic Village test positive for COVID

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Two athletes living in Tokyo’s Olympic Village tested positive for COVID-19, organizers confirmed Sunday, according to ESPN.

The athletes who tested positive are not Japanese and no names or other details were provided.

Organizers also said that another Olympian, not currently residing in the Olympic Village, tested positive for the coronavirus. That athlete is not Japanese either.

The news comes after it was reported Saturday that a “game-conscious staff” residing at the Olympic Village tested positive.

The Tokyo Olympic Village will host 11,000 athletes during the Games and thousands of other staff members. Tokyo reported 1,008 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the fifth consecutive day of more than 1,000 reported cases.

This summer’s games are scheduled to open on Friday under a state of emergency. Fans from both Japan and abroad have been banned from attending events due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

Many Japanese residents are against the Olympics to be held this summer, according to a recent poll, as 43% of people living in Japan wanted the Summer Games canceled.

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