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COVID-19 Fear: Team Nigeria undergo daily tests in Tokyo


As COVID-19 cases keep on ascending in Tokyo, scene of the 2020 Olympics, Team Nigeria’s camp has depended on every day testing of the individuals from their unexpected, The PUNCH has learnt.

There have been day by day reports of competitors and authorities contracting COVID-19 at the Olympics Games Village in Tokyo.

The PUNCH additionally detailed that a Nigerian authority in his 60s was hospitalized in the wake of getting the infection.

One of the competitors, who talked with our journalist on the state of obscurity, said competitors and authorities were avoiding potential risk to guarantee they don’t get the infection.

As per him, this incorporates every day testing and avoiding general society.

“We are doing all that should be done not to get the infection. We test day by day and don’t blend,” he disclosed to The PUNCH.

Another competitor, who likewise talked on the state of namelessness, said it was not the kind of Olympics she would have wanted to contend in because of the lethal infection. “It has not been simple here attempting to change in accordance with the high temperatures. Coronavirus here is genuine. Competitors, especially me, are extremely cautious. Life isn’t simple here by any means. Not the sort of Olympics I would have wanted to partake in yet on the whole, I’m happy to be here,” she revealed to The PUNCH.

Advertising Officer of the Nigeria Olympics Committee, Femi Adetula, said the anonymous Nigerian authority was at that point improving yet declined to name the authority, saying the NOC was regarding his privileges.

“It’s been affirmed that an authority gotten the infection. He is in detachment, getting treatment and he is doing fine. In only days, the authority will be out of confinement in view of the recuperation rate.

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