Czech participant tests positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo

Czech beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Games Village in Tokyo, the country’s Olympic Committee announced on Monday.

On Saturday, the team had said a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Tokyo on a charter flight from Prague.

“Unfortunately, beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic has a positive finding from a sample taken during daily testing in the Olympic village on Sunday,” Martin Doktor, sports director of the Czech Olympic Committee, said in a statement.

“It is still fresh information and everything is evolving quickly. We are solving details, including the sport impact,” it added.

26-year-ol Perusic was slated to play his first match on July 26. However, he will now be forced to miss it due to isolation requirements.

The Tokyo Olympics, which was postponed last year due to the global pandemic, is being held without spectators and under strict quarantine rules.

The showpiece event will begin from July 23.

News Desk

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