An athlete the United States artistic gymnastics team who is in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics tested positive for covid-19.
The first exam was carried out on Sunday, 18th, and the result was confirmed by a new test made this Monday, 19th.
The gymnast was staying in the city of Inzai, in the province of Chiba.
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case. The Czech Ondrej Perusic, beach volleyball, for example, also tested positive for the disease.
The biggest concern is among people who have a direct connection with the event. Among other cases, seven employees of the hotel the Brazilian judo delegation is staying, in Hamamatsu, also contracted the disease.
After a year of postponement due to the new coronavirus pandemic, the Tokyo Games will start at 9 pm this Tuesday, 20, with the beginning of the softball competition, the Opening Ceremony will take place on Friday, 23, at 8am.