WHO chief said on Tokyo Olympics – Covid-19 has not defeated the Games

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told sports officials when competitions resume on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics should not be judged by the number of COVID-19 cases because it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk.

Gebresius said in his speech at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting that how the infection was dealt with matters most.

He said, ‘The sign of success is to ensure that if there is any case, it is identified as soon as possible, isolates, contacts are identified and treated and the risk of spreading the infection further is eliminated. Let’s do.’

On Wednesday, the total number of sports-related Covid-19 cases in Japan this month is 79. “Zero cases are not a sign of success in the coming fortnight,” Gebresius said.

Some international players have been found positive after arriving in Japan, including players living in the sports village in Tokyo Bay. Most of the 11 thousand participants in the sports village have to stay.

Teammates with close contact with the infected player can continue training. They can prepare for competition by being isolated and under additional surveillance.

After a year’s delay, when competitions resumed at the Tokyo Olympics, hosts Japan made a winning start to defeat Australia 8-1 in a one-sided softball match on Wednesday.

The match was organized in an almost completely empty stadium. There is a ban on the entry of fans into the stadium due to the corona virus epidemic. These games were postponed last year due to the pandemic.

The match between Japan and Australia was played in a stadium with a capacity of 30,000 spectators, but during this time only about 50 spectators were present, including team and Olympic officials and media persons.

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