Tokyo Olympics 2020 could be super-contagious as a foreigner has been infected with Covid-19 in the athletes' village of the Tokyo 2020
On July 17, several organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics said an unidentified foreigner had tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the athletes' village.

This is the first case of Covid-19 infection reported in the Tokyo Olympic athletes village and comes amid fears the Olympics could become a super-contagious event.

Speaking at a press conference, Tokyo 2020 Olympic chief executive Toshiro Muto confirmed that a non-resident in Japan participating in the Olympics has tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Japanese authorities said that this person will not have his nationality revealed, citing privacy concerns.

There have been a total of 45 Olympic-related Covid-19 cases, including athletes, officials, and contractors who have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, the above case is the first to be detected in the athletes' village.

Currently, athletes participating in the new Olympics are starting to come to Japan because the event runs from July 23 to August 8.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are controversial because Japan is still grappling with the fight against the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The biggest sporting event on the planet will open next Friday (July 23), but critics continue to question whether it is safe to host the Olympics in the current context.

Recently, the Japanese Olympic Committee said that the venues in Tokyo will be without spectators due to the emergency over the SARS-CoV-2 virus here.

A number of athletes have withdrawn from this year's Olympics such as tennis star Nick Kyrgios or Australian basketball player Liz Cambage. In addition, thousands of Tokyo Olympic volunteers have also quit their jobs.

According to CNN, Japanese public opinion is quite indifferent to the Olympics in the context of a resurgence of the pandemic and concerns that a large number of foreigners can turn the Tokyo Olympics into a super-contagious event.

According to a report from the IOC, more than 11,000 athletes from 205 national Olympic committees will compete at this year's Olympics, and about 85% of them have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

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