“Fernanda Aguirre has examined constructive for Covid-19 within the assessments carried out on her arrival in Japan,” Chile’s Nationwide Olympic Committee stated in a press release. Jacobs posted a message on her instagram web page to announce that her Olympic marketing campaign was now over.
“I’m heartbroken. Sadly, I examined constructive for COVID-19 this morning, which implies my Olympic journey ends right here…have completed the whole lot in my energy to forestall this situation and took all of the precautions,” she posted. Sirucek’s take a look at was confirmed by the Czech Olympic Committee in a press release, including to the 2 circumstances within the contingent detected until Tuesday.
“He’s at the moment in isolation, as are all three different members of the Czech crew, during which antigenic and subsequently PCR assessments have detected the presence of the virus in latest days,” the Czech NOC acknowledged. The contingent’s sports activities director Martin Doktor stated the state of affairs is past their management.
“We’re very sorry for the entire state of affairs…none of us can fully management the unfold of the virus, irrespective of how properly we shield ourselves. I have to say that I like the angle with which Pavel, Ondra Perusic (males’s seashore volleyball) and Simon Nausch (seashore volleyball coach), reacted to this example,” he stated. Because of the new case, a number of different Czech athletes who had been in touch with beforehand contaminated folks underwent PCR testing on Wednesday morning.
“In the meanwhile, we all know that two extra athletes are ready for a confirmatory PCR take a look at,” added Doktor. Aguirre travelled to Tokyo from Uzbekistan with unfavorable COVID report however examined constructive in each the antigen and PCR assessments carried out on the airport right here, following which she was quarantined at a chosen facility.
“The athlete is asymptomatic and in good well being, however sadly she won’t be able to compete on this occasion as a result of the Japanese well being authorities impose a quarantine of a minimum of 10 days,” the Chile NOC acknowledged. The Taekwondo occasion will get underway on Saturday.
Her coach Jose Zapata has additionally been quarantined regardless of unfavorable assessments as he was deemed a detailed contact. Aguirre was one of many eight COVID-19 circumstances amongst Video games-related personnel revealed by the organising committee on Wednesday. Earlier than Aguirre and Jacobs, 5 athletes, three of them residing on the Video games village, had been discovered to be contaminated by the virus however none of them on arrival on the airport. The whole variety of Video games-related COVID-cases have risen to 75 with the addition of eight circumstances on Wednesday.
The COVID-hit Olympics will open on Friday and can go on until August 8 with none spectators. Regardless of the rising well being issues, the Worldwide Olympic Committee has insisted that cancelling the occasion will not be an choice.
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