The number of coronavirus cases is growing rapidly three days before the inauguration of the Tokyo Olympics 2021 Games.
There have already been 71 positive cases directly linked to the Olympic Games, a tally that has steadily increased since the beginning of July, defying the Japanese government’s rigorous efforts.
The virus infected Czech beach volleyball player Ondej Perusic ahead of the Tokyo Olympics 2021 games on Monday, prompting him to forfeit the opening game against Japan on August 24, which the Czech Olympic Committee has recommended be rescheduled.
Perusic is the third athlete from the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19, despite having been vaccinated twice and being asymptomatic.
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Martin Doktor, the chief of the Czech Olympic Committee, announced that the organization was looking into various solutions that would permit Perusic to participate later in compliance with the rules.
On Monday, it was also confirmed that Kara Eaker, a backup for the US women’s artistic gymnastics team, had tested positive, though she is not yet in the Olympic Village. After being labeled a close contact, Leanne Wong, a reserve, is distancing herself.