Two staff of Tokyo Olympic organizers positive for Covid-19

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Two staff of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee have examined positive for Covid-19, officers stated Saturday.

That brings to 3 the count of staff of the committee who’ve examined positive for the reason that pandemic started.

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Organizers stated a person and a lady had examined positive however gave few particulars. They stated the person was in his 20s and the lady in her 30s, and that each have been now working from residence fairly than on the headquarters positioned close to Tokyo Bay.

Many of the organizing committee’s staff have been working remotely although some have returned to workplace work in the previous few months.

The organizing committee has a employees of three,500.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been put back to July 23, 2021 as a result of pandemic. The authentic closing ceremony was to have been Sunday, Aug. 9.

Japan has reported simply over 1,000 deaths from Covid-19. Like the nation, Tokyo has been largely spared, although new cases have been rising for the previous few weeks with officers urging people to not journey and to keep away from bars and eating places.

[Attribution HT.]

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