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Olympic athletes having close contact with COVID-19 carriers allowed to compete

NTV, Fuji TV, and TV Asahi reported at noon that Olympic or Paralympic athletes who are found to have been in close contact with people testing positive for COVID-19 will be allowed to compete in the Tokyo Games if they test negative six hours prior to the event. Japan’s standard regulations call for those found to have been in close contact with people infected with COVID-19 to self-quarantine for 14 days even if they test negative. The networks added that athletes known to have been in close contact with an infected person will likely need to undergo testing again after competing if they engage in sports involving physical contact such as soccer, judo, and wrestling.

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