16 new covid-19 cases reported in Tokyo Olympics, Total case rises to 148

Tokyo Olympics organizers confirmed new 16 covid-19 cases involved in the games, including 3 athletes taking the toll to 148.

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The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics on Monday have confirmed that 16 more people related to the games have been infected with COVID-19, including three overseas athletes. The total COVID-19 caseload for game-related infections has risen to 148, as per Kyodo News.


The Tokyo Organizing Committee has consulted with many health experts and put stringent safety measures to curb the spread of the virus within the Olympic community.


Rojer and his doubles partner Wesley Koolhof, who were scheduled to play Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus of New Zealand, pulled out of their second-round match on Monday following Rojer’s positive test result.


Earlier, the organizers, in their daily COVID-19 update, announced that three athletes, four contractors, eight Games-concerned personnel, and one Games employee are COVID positive, taking the number to 148.


On Monday, the organizers urged the media covering the Games to adhere to COVID-19 protocols, saying that they have been “made aware of incidents of alleged non-compliance”