Neither the strong restrictions are preventing that the days before the start of the Olympic Games are marked by the Covid-19. The positives are taking center stage when there are only three days left for Tokyo 2020 fire the starting gun. In total, until this Tuesday, there are already 71 participants in the Olympic event who have tested positive for coronavirus.
Since July 1, everyone who is going to be involved in the Games is tested for the virus as soon as they arrive at Japan. The data already places the number of infected close to one hundred despite the strict security measures implemented by the Japanese Government for the entire Olympic family.
This Monday the contagion of Ondej Perusic, Czech beach volleyball player, who was already in the Olympic village together with his delegation. He is the third athlete from the Villa to test positive for Covid-19, joining the South African footballers Thabiso Monyane Y Kamohelo Mahlatsi. In the case of Perusic, he was already vaccinated with the complete regimen and is asymptomatic.
There have been more positives among athletes. For example, this Monday the positive of Kara Eaker, substitute for the women’s artistic gymnastics team of USA. It also tested positive days ago Bradley Beal, basketball player USA, which will be low for the appointment. Uganda, Israel Y Serbia They have also presented infections outside the Olympic Village among their athletes.
The organizers of Tokyo 2020 confirmed this Tuesday another nine new infections in Japan among people related to the Olympic Games. These will be held in a strict bubble format and under unprecedented sanitary measures aimed at preventing coronavirus infections, which has not prevented the appearance of the first cases of covid among athletes.
The list of restrictions, health security protocols and sanctions for non-compliance is so wide that practically the only thing that will be allowed in the Games in the Japanese capital will be to compete for the medals.
All members of the Olympic family will be isolated in the areas specially assigned for the Games during their stay in Japan, from where they will not be able to leave in any case, and within which they will also be subjected to constant tests and close surveillance.
Inside the Villa
Athletes are only allowed to move between the Olympic Village or other accommodation and the training and competition facilities, and would face penalties ranging from fines to disqualification if they tried to go for a walk, shop or eat out.
Within the Olympic Village there will also be strong preventive measures that include the recommendation that athletes eat and drink alone or separated by protective screens, avoid closeness or physical contact between them and wear a mask at all times except when eating.
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