Another nine cases of COVID-19 detected among people involved in Olympics

Tokyo : Nine more people involved in the Summer Olympics in Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, the organizers said on Tuesday.

The results of COVID-19 testing conducted on July 17-19 revealed nine individuals who tested positive for the coronavirus.

On Monday, the organizers of the Games reported that three more people involved in the Olympics had tested positive. Two of the cases were foreign nationals, while the third one was a person residing in Japan.

Since July 1, the Organizing Committee has recorded more than 60 cases of the coronavirus among people related to the Games (athletes, members of foreign delegations and personnel).

Over the weekend, several cases of the coronavirus were reported among people resigning in the Olympic village.

The Summer Olympics in Tokyo were initially scheduled for 2020 but were postponed in the spring of last year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Games are currently scheduled to be held from July 23 until August 8.

About two thirds of people living in Japan do not think that the Summer Olympics, which are kicking off in Tokyo on Friday, will be safe, according to a new survey released by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper on Monday.

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