The ongoing pandemic has shaken the entire world and now the Covid 19 hits the Olympics. Tokyo Olympic organisers revealed the first covid-19 case in the game’s village on Saturday. However, they assured the competitors that the delayed event would be safe.
The news came in just six days before the opening ceremony when the organisers said an unnamed person had tested positive for Covid-19 in the village. To clarify, thousands of athletes and officials of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 will stay in that village during the games.
“There was one person in the Village. That was the very first case in the village that was reported during the screening test”. Masa Takaya the spokesperson for the Tokyo Olympics revealed in a press conference.
“Right now this person is confined to a hotel,” Takaya further added.
According to the Japanese media, the person who tested positive for Covid-19 is a foreign national. The games are facing serious opposition from the locals, as they fear a third wave of the virus.
Seiko Hashimoto, the chief organiser of the Tokyo 2020 Games said organisers were ready to respond swiftly if there was a wider outbreak. “We are doing everything to prevent any Covid outbreaks. If we end up with an outbreak we will make sure we have a plan in place to respond”. She further added.