Tokyo Olympics: unnamed Ugandan Coach tests positive for Covid in Japan


A coach in Uganda’s Olympic team tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Tokyo on Saturday night, Japanese officials have revealed.

Uganda Olympic Committee President Donald Rukare said the coach, who has not been named, has no symptoms.

Rukare further disclosed that the entire Uganda Olympic delegation, which includes 26 athletes and 30 staff, has been fully vaccinated with two shots of AstraZeneca.

Authorities have however not revealed whether the coach, who is in a government facility, will be barred from participating or sent home.

The eight others who arrived with the Covid-positive coach have travelled to Izumisano city, in Osaka Prefecture, where they are being hosted, according to Izumisano City official Hideo Takagaki. Rukare said the octet are in a bubble and will be tested daily.

More athletes and staff from the Ugandan Olympic team are due to arrive in Japan in the coming days.

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