Two athletes, living in Tokyo Olympic Village, test positive

Less than a week before the start of the Olympic Games, two athletes became the first to test positive for the coronavirus at Tokyo's Olympic Village, Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday citing officials. A day after a non-athlete became the first person to test positive at the Olympic Village, the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee confirmed coronavirus infections among athletes for the first time.

Kyodo cited the committee as saying that ten Olympic participants from abroad, including two athletes at the village and another athlete not staying at the facility, tested positive for the virus.

On Saturday, the committee had said a first coronavirus case had been confirmed in the Olympic Village without providing any information about who had tested positive or their nationality.

All necessary measures were being taken to prevent the spreading of infection so everyone in the athletes' village could feel safe, Toshiru Muto, the organizing committee chief executive, had said on Saturday.

As of Saturday, five athletes had tested positive for the virus on arrival in Japan. They have been isolated in the athletes' village alongside their companions and must follow strict hygiene rules, dpa reported.

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