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1st Covid case at Tokyo Olympics in Japan

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A member of Uganda's Olympic squad has become the first to test positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Japan for the competition due to start on 23 July.

The event was postponed last year, but is now going ahead despite a fresh wave of cases in Japan.

Uganda is also experiencing a surge in cases, which forced the government to tighten lockdown measures last Friday.

The unnamed Ugandan was part of a 9-member squad who had all been fully vaccinated.
The group and officials had tested negative before leaving Uganda.

The Ugandans were the 2nd group of foreign athletes to arrive for training ahead of the competition. 

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It’s a shame they will have to quarantine and be prevented from training for a few weeks. On the plus side, it’s over a month away, so they still have the opportunity to compete.

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