Organizers confirmed in Tokyo on Wednesday that athletes will be examined every day during the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The declaration occurred following a “five-party meeting” attended by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and Seiko Hashimoto, Chief Executive Officer of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee.
At the Olympic Games Village in Tokyo, there have been regular reports of athletes and officials contracting COVID-19.
A Nigerian official in his 60s was also hospitalized after getting the infection, according to reports.
On the condition of anonymity, one of the athletes told Newsmen that athletes and officials were taking all required precautions to avoid contracting the virus.
This, he claims, entails daily testing and staying out of the public eye.
Due to the deadly infection, another athlete, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity, said it was not the type of Olympics she would have preferred to compete in. “Trying to acclimate to the high temperatures hasn’t been easy here. COVID-19 is a real person.
Femi Adetula, the Nigeria Olympic Committee’s public relations officer, said the anonymous Nigerian official was improving but declined to name him, claiming the NOC was honoring his rights.
“It has been established that a government official has been infected with the virus. He is having treated in isolation and is doing well. Because of the recuperation pace, the official will be out of isolation in a matter of days,” Adetula added.