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Two athletes in Tokyo Olympic village test COVID-19 positive

TOKYO: Two athletes in the Tokyo Olympic village have been tested positive for COVID-19.

With the two fresh cases, a total of three cases of COVID-19 infection among athletes were reported in the Village on Sunday, just six days before the games begin.

The two athletes are from the same country and sport, confirmed the Tokyo 2020.

All three COVID cases have been confirmed by the organisers.

The athletes arrived a day after the first case of COVID was reported in the Village.

Reports suggest while residing in the village the athletes are the first to test positive for the infection.

According to Tokyo 2020, another unnamed athlete tested positive upon arriving in Tokyo, but they are not a Village resident.
The three athletes are among ten new COVID-19 cases in japan reported today, pushing the total number of cases linked to the Games to 55 since July 1.
Thousands of competitors who are set to compete in the Games are yet to arrive. 

The Olympic Village, complex of residences and dining rooms, will house 6,700 athletes and officials at its height.

The Tokyo Olympics 2020, which were postponed by a year due to the global pandemic, is being hosted with few spectators and strict quarantine regulations.

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