A member of Uganda’s Olympic squad has become the first to test positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Japan for the competition due to start on 23 July.
The event was postponed last year, but is now going ahead despite a fresh wave of Covid-19 cases in Japan.
Uganda is also experiencing a surge in cases, which forced the government to tighten lockdown measures on Friday.
The unnamed Ugandan was part of a nine-member squad who had all been fully vaccinated, reports said.
The group – who included boxers, coaches, and officials – had also tested negative before leaving Uganda.
However, one of them tested positive on arrival at Tokyo’s Narita airport on Saturday, and was quarantined at a government-designated facility, Japanese officials were quoted by local media as saying. (BBC News)