First Athletes Inside Olympic Village Test Positive For COVID

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More athletes are testing positive for COVID-19 in the Olympic Village. 

On Sunday, organizers in Tokyo confirmed ten new cases connected to the games.  According to Reuters, South Africa revealed two of its soccer players, Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi, along with a team analyst, Mario Masha all tested positive for the virus. 

“We have three positive cases of COVID-19 in the camp here, two players and an official,” team manager Mxolisi Sibam said in a media release from the South African Football Association on Sunday.

“There is daily screening….Masha and Monyane reported high temperatures and positive saliva tests, and were then taken to do the nasal test…and they unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19. Mahlatsi is the latest player to go through the same process.”

Continued with, “This unfortunate situation has made us miss our first intensive training session last night.”

Japan is going ahead with the games despite rising infection rates. 

There have been at least a thousand new cases in Tokyo’s general population for five consecutive days.  Polls show many Japanese people are against holding the games because of the pandemic.

Opening ceremonies are set for Friday. With more COVID-19 cases infecting athletes do you think they should reschedule the 2020 Tokyo Olympics again?



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