May 6, 2021, Thursday
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OLYMPICS: Six Tokyo Olympic torch staffers diagnosed with COVID-19

OLYMPICS: Six Tokyo Olympic torch staffers diagnosed with COVID-19

Reuters: Six people who helped with Japan’s Olympic Torch relay were diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the total number of participants in the event who got the coronavirus to eight, organisers said.

The six people, who included a man in his 20s and another man in his 30s, helped on the relay in the southern prefecture of Kagoshima on April 27, Tokyo 2020 said in a statement late on Saturday.

All of them assisted with traffic control and wore masks, with three of them doing so in the city of Amami and the other three in the city of Kirishima, said the organisers.

Earlier last month, two other people who helped with the torch relay on the southern island of Shikoku were diagnosed with COVID-19, including a police officer in his 30s who guided traffic in Kagawa prefecture. read more

The Tokyo 2020 organisers urged people to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.

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