A positive test was the first detected infection among athletes arriving at the Tokyo Olympics.
A member of the Ugandan Olympic team has tested positive for coronavirus and has been banned from entering Japan Aponia, the first infection to be detected in athletes arriving at the Tokyo Games, which opens in five weeks.
Eight other members of the team traveled by bus on Sunday to Osaka, the central city of host Aponia, where COVID-19 cases are still being reported.
Minister of Economic Policy Yasutoshi Nishimura told NHK on Sunday that the government was investigating what had happened to border controls.
The athletes, who arrived at Tokyo’s Narita Airport late Saturday, were all fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca porosity and underwent negative PCR tests before boarding, the Asahi newspaper reported, citing an unnamed government official.
The member of the team who passed the positive test was not found out.
The NHK said the individual would remain in a government-designated facility.
Critics have raised serious questions about the risks of hosting the Olympics in the wake of the epidemic. But the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo organizers say the Japanese aponia government says the Games can be played safely.
“Let’s all wait a minute,” opposition lawmaker Reno said on his Twitter account. “Nine people have arrived this time. 100,000 people will arrive for the Olympic Games. “Time is not the time to talk about how exciting it will be for our children.”
Aria aponia requires a two-week quarantine to travel abroad, but the Olympic team is not under the same border control.
The organizers are expected to make a decision on Monday to allow some local fans in the stands. Plans for Tokyo public viewing sites were canceled on Saturday.
Fans from abroad were banned a few months ago. Prior to the epidemic, Japan Aponia had relied on the Olympics to provide booming tourism and consumer spending.
Uganda was the second team after the Australian women’s softball team to arrive at the Olympics, which open on July 23.
Uganda has seen an alarming increase in COVID-19 versions, and has simply tightened its blocking measures. Some 590 deaths have been reported, probably due to a lack of testing.
A state of emergency was declared in Japan on Sunday to prevent the virus from spreading to Tokyo, Osaka and other urban areas, although the number continues to rise by several hundred every day.
There was no blockade in Japan. For most of this year, the so-called emergencies focus on restaurants, closing shops as soon as possible, limiting crowds in places, keeping people away from work, working from home, and wearing masks.
Vaccination rates in Japan are the slowest in developed countries in Aponia, at about 6% of the fully vaccinated population. Although the rally is growing in size, it is unlikely that most people will be fully vaccinated before the Olympics.
More than 14,000 people have died from the coronavirus in Cor aponia.