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Record high number of people involved in Olympics test positive for COVID-19

All broadcasters reported that according to the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, a total of 27 people connected to the Games, including three foreign athletes, were confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus on Friday, hitting a record high for the second consecutive day. One of the three athletes is an American who has been staying at the Athletes Village. The total number of Olympics-related cases amounted to 220 since July 1.

 

In a related story, TV Asahi reported on the finding that two judges for Olympic rowing, including a Japanese national, who had been in quarantine since Monday after testing positive for COVID-19, left their accommodations without authorization on Thursday to undergo PCR testing at a local hospital with the ultimate goal of participating in their scheduled events. This is reportedly the first such violation of the Olympic playbook.    

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