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COVID-19: Japan faces wrath of hosting Tokyo Olympics

COVID-19: Japan faces wrath of internet hosting Tokyo Olympics | Different Sports activities Information

The Tokyo Olympics organisers on Thursday (July 29) introduced 24 new COVID-19 instances, together with three athletes, the very best one-day figures to date on the Video games, even because the organisers insisted that the showpiece isn’t behind the document surge within the host metropolis. Town logged in an all-time excessive of 3865 constructive instances on Thursday. Three new deaths have been recorded with 81 sufferers being described as ‘extreme instances’.
Reacting promptly, the Worldwide Olympic Committee’s (IOC) spokesperson Mark Adams stated the Video games aren’t liable for the surge in coronavirus infections in Tokyo, in response to public broadcaster NHK. The recent additions took the overall variety of Video games-related instances to 193.
Authorities are alarmed by the Japanese capital setting an all-time excessive and shutting in on 4000 instances, solely a day after crossing the three,000 mark for the primary time. The host metropolis is in a state of emergency with COVID-19 infections at a document excessive.
Out of the 24 constructive instances, six are Video games-concerned personnel and 15 are contractors, moreover the three athletes. Tokyo had recorded 3177 instances on Wednesday, whereas the COVID-19 an infection numbers for the entire nation was an all-time excessive of 9,583, the primary time the determine has topped 9,000.
On Wednesday, 16 Olympics-related instances have been reported however none have been athletes and none have been staying within the Video games Village. The full variety of instances within the Video games village at the moment stands at 23.
The organisers had stated 38,484 individuals from overseas had entered Japan for the Video games until Monday. Japan has stored its instances and deaths decrease than many different nations, however its seven-day common is growing, in response to the nation’s well being ministry.
In the meantime, the IOC spokesman Adams stated there was nothing to counsel a hyperlink between the Video games and the rising figures. “So far as I’m conscious there’s not a single case of an an infection spreading to the Tokyo inhabitants from the athletes or Olympic motion,” he advised reporters right here.
“We’ve essentially the most examined group most likely anyplace… On this planet, on high of that you’ve got a number of the hardest lockdown restrictions within the athlete’s village,” he added.
The organisers additionally insisted that the Video games aren’t burdening town’s medical system. Adams stated solely two individuals related to the Video games are in hospital, and half of all these needing care are being taken care of by their very own medical groups.
“Of 310,000 screening checks, the speed of positivity is 0.02 p.c,” Adams added.

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