TOKYO (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 20th June, 2021) One member of Uganda's Olympic team has tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Japan, despite the fact that all players and staff had been vaccinated, NHK reports.
Uganda's nine athletes arrived at Narita International Airport (Tokyo-Narita) on Saturday. One teammate tested positive for the coronavirus during an airport screening, NHK said on Sunday, adding that the person in question will now be staying at a government-designated facility.
According to the broadcaster, all members of Uganda's team had been given two shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine ahead of their departure for Japan. They also tested negative for COVID-19 before their flight.
The Summer Olympics in Tokyo were initially scheduled for 2020 but were postponed in the spring of last year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Games are currently scheduled to be held this summer, from July 23 until August 8.