Six individuals who helped with Japan’s Olympic Torch relay had been recognized with COVID-19, bringing the overall variety of members within the occasion who bought the coronavirus to eight, organizers stated.
The six individuals, who included a person in his 20s and one other man in his 30s, helped on the relay within the southern prefecture of Kagoshima on April 27, Tokyo 2020 stated in a press release late on Saturday.
All of them assisted with visitors management and wore masks, with three of them doing so within the metropolis of Amami and the opposite three within the metropolis of Kirishima, stated the organizers.
Earlier final month, two different individuals who helped with the torch relay on the southern island of Shikoku had been recognized with COVID-19, together with a police officer in his 30s who guided visitors in Kagawa prefecture.
The Tokyo 2020 organizers urged individuals to adjust to COVID-19 tips.
Japan final month declared a COVID-19 state of emergency for the main inhabitants centres of Tokyo and Osaka and two different areas set to final till Might 11 to comprise a fourth wave of infections.
The Video games, delayed by a 12 months due to the pandemic, are scheduled to open July 23.
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