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Olympic athlete from Uganda infected with Delta strain of COVID-19

NHK reported this afternoon that Olympic Minister Marukawa disclosed today that one of the two members of the Ugandan Olympic delegation who tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Japan was infected with the Delta strain of COVID-19 that was first detected in India. Marukawa reportedly added: “We are requesting a genomic analysis for the other member who tested positive in the host town. We will swiftly share with the local community what kind of measures will be necessary and work with other relevant ministries and agencies on how to quarantine such people and strengthen border control.”

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