Chilean taekwondo participant Fernanda Aguirre was dominated out of the Olympics on Wednesday after she examined constructive for COVID-19 upon arriving on the airport right here, her nation’s Olympic physique stated. “Fernanda Aguirre examined constructive for Covid-19 in exams carried out upon arrival in Japan,” the Chilean Nationwide Olympic Committee stated in a press release.
Aguirre traveled to Tokyo from Uzbekistan with a unfavourable COVID report, however examined constructive for antigen and PCR exams carried out on the airport right here, after 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 at the least 10 days,” stated the NOC of Chile.
The Taekwondo occasion begins on Saturday. His coach, José Zapata, has additionally been quarantined regardless of unfavourable exams, as he was thought of an in depth contact.
Aguirre was certainly one of eight COVID-19 instances amongst Video games-related personnel disclosed by the organizing committee on Wednesday. Earlier than Aguirre, 5 athletes, three of them residents of the Video games village, had been discovered to be contaminated with the virus, however none of them upon arrival on the airport. The full variety of Video games-related COVID instances has risen to 75 with the addition of eight instances on Wednesday. The COVID Olympics will open on Friday and proceed till August 8 with no spectators.
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