This account includes items among athletes, Olympic staff, and reputable contractors.
According to reports from outside Japan, the number of COVID-19 cases associated with the Tokyo Olympics has reached 71, of which at least three have been confirmed in the Olympic Village that houses the athletes. p>
At least one public health expert says the increase in cases indicates that a COVID protection bubble built around the Games has set up for several days before the start of the international sports tournament. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the number of 71, including 31 international passengers who arrived in Tokyo to compete or work at the Games, has risen to 71. The number also includes reputable contractors and reputable Olympic candidates in Japan who have tested positive for the coronavirus.
At least three cases have been reported in the Olympic Village among the South African soccer team, including two players and an official, according to the New York Times. So far, 21 people involved in the case have been registered. Quarantine.
In addition, U.S. Olympic officials confirmed on Monday that Kara Gymnaser of Missouri, a member of the women's gymnastics team, has tested positive, although she has tested positive for the disease. He was vaccinated, tested positive during training in Chiba Prefecture outside Tokyo, and has been quarantined for 10 to 14 days. He is said to feel healthy. Leanne Wong, another American gymnast, is also in quarantine due to close contact. Exploding the bubble The Times reports that Czech volleyball player Ondi Prosic has also tested. Positive in the Olympic Village. In addition, eight UK passengers - including six athletes and two Olympic staff - will be quarantined after one person on a flight to Tokyo tested positive. "The bubble system is clearly broken," Kenji Shibuya, former director of the Institute of Population Health at King's College London, told Reuters on Tuesday. “My concern is that there will definitely be an infected group in the village or some accommodation and interaction with the locals.” Shibuya expressed concern about the limited testing among people on the fringes of the Olympic bubble, as well as the difficulty of controlling individuals' movements and interactions. A Ugandan weightlifter, for example, was previously missing from his training camp in Osaka and later arrived in a city 100 miles away. Officials found him missing when he did not attend the daily Corona test.
Although the cases identified so far are among the tens of thousands working in these games, the presence of the excessively transmitted Corona virus and constant mixing between people may lead to an outbreak of the disease. from town. This is a concern that has been raised several times by health professionals in Japan. The situation also raised questions about whether the Olympic organizers had benefited more from the health and safety of residents and athletes.
Tokyo is currently in a state of emergency due to COVID-19 cases, with Tokyo reporting 1,400 new cases on Saturday alone. The region has not seen a daily figure since the largest increase in COVID-19 in January, which peaked at about 2,500 new cases per day. Only about 22 percent of Japan's population has been fully vaccinated. Health officials have now banned domestic and foreign fans from attending the games. p>
The COVID Olympic bubble is "broken" with 71 cases, 3 of which are in the athletes' village
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