The COVID-19 cases related to the Olympic Games breached the 100-mark on Friday with the announcement of 19 new infections and the Czech contingent appeared among the many worst hit after a fourth athlete — street bicycle owner Michal Schlegel — examined constructive for the virus.
The Tokyo Olympic organisers, of their day by day COVID-19 replace, introduced that three athletes, 10 Games-concerned personnel, three mediapersons and as many contractors related to the occasion have been discovered constructive.
The complete variety of cases straight linked to the Games stood at 106 on Friday with 11 of them athletes.
The Czech contingent reported its sixth general case even because it investigated breach of well being security protocols whereas travelling to Japan.
“The fourth athlete and the sixth Czech member of the staff, who didn’t keep away from a constructive check for COVID-19 on the Tokyo Olympics, is street bicycle owner Michal Schlegel,” the nation’s National Olympic (*19*) (NOC) acknowledged.
“His constructive antigen check was additionally confirmed by PCR evaluation in a biking village in Izu. Now Schlegel is again within the resort for street cyclists in isolation,” it added.
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Schlegel was to compete on Saturday however “is not going to make it to the Olympic street race”.
The different athletes within the Czech contingent to have examined constructive are seaside volleyball gamers Ondrej Perusic and Marketa Nausch, and desk tennis participant Pavel Sirucek.
“Other street biking representatives Tereza Neumanova and Michael Kukrle additionally went to Tokyo for testing,” the Czech NOC acknowledged.
“Zdenek Stybar stayed within the biking resort, as he was not on board a constitution flight from Prague and arrived in Japan two days later.”
On Thursday, the Czech contingent’s physician Vlastimil Voracek additionally examined constructive for the virus.
Before that, a seaside volleyball coach had additionally returned a constructive check on the Games village.
In different contingents, Chilean Taekwondo participant Fernanda Aguirre, Dutch skateboarder Candy Jacobs and taekwondo hope Reshmie Oogink are among the many cases which have reported amongst athletes who’ve landed in Tokyo and compelled to withdraw from their occasions.
Previously, two South African footballers, and an American seaside volleyball participant had additionally examined constructive whereas being right here. Some athletes have been pressured to withdraw even earlier than reaching town, discovered constructive in checks carried out of their residence nations.