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Olympic committee reports 24 new COVID-19 cases among stakeholders

All TV networks took up the disclosure by the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee today that a single-day record high of 24 people connected to the Games, including three athletes from unspecified countries, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total number of Olympic-related cases to 198 since July 1. Seven of the 24 are from overseas.

 

In a related story, Mainichi reported on press remarks this morning in Tokyo by an IOC spokesperson, who said the ongoing games are not responsible for the sharp rise in infections in the nation’s capital. “It’s like a parallel world,” the official was quoted as saying: “I don’t think we are spreading the virus in Tokyo.” He added that the Olympic village is “under the strictest lockdown.”  

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