Uganda Olympic athlete arriving in Tokyo tests positive for coronavirus

Posted by on June 19, 2021 10:08 pm
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Infection in team that had been fully vaccinated is first Covid-19 case detected among athletes visiting for next month’s Games

A member of Uganda’s Olympic team has tested positive for coronavirus and was barred entry into Japan, in the first detected infection among athletes arriving for the Tokyo Games, due to open in five weeks.

The athletes, who arrived on Saturday night at Tokyo’s Narita airport, were all fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca and had negative PCR tests before boarding, the Asahi newspaper reported, quoting an anonymous cabinet secretariat official.

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