Covid watch: Five Greek artistic swimming team members test positive

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Tokyo, Aug 4 : Five members of Greece's artistic swimming team have tested positive for Covid-19, according to a spokesperson of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (TOCOG) on Wednesday. "As of yesterday (Tuesday) five of the 12 Greek artistic swimmers and team officials who were staying at the Olympic Village had tested positive for Covid-19. Of the seven who tested negative, some have already been designated as close contacts, while the status of the others is still being determined," said TOCOG spokesman Takaya Masa at a press conference. "In view of this situation, we proposed to the Greek National Olympic Committee that the seven should immediately be transferred to a holding (quarantine) facility outside the Olympic Village. The Greek NOC immediately accepted this proposal, and all seven were moved out of the village and into the facility yesterday," he added. From the beginning of July to August 2, the TOCOG has conducted more than 42,000 tests at the airport with thirty-five cases being found to be positive, according to Takaya, reports Xinhua. The TOCOG has also conducted more than 500,000 screening tests over the same period with 105 cases being found to be positive. /IANS




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