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COVID cases were found in various Olympic athletes’ villages.

The COVID cases have been found in villages in players and it has intensified the organizing of the games. Tokyo 2020 chief Toshiro Muto confirmed on Saturday that a visitor from abroad who is involved in organizing the Games had tested positive. He would not reveal the person’s nationality, citing privacy concerns.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, postponed for a year due to the global pandemic, is being held mostly without spectators and under tight quarantine rules.

Japan’s public has been lukewarm about the Games amid resurgence in new coronavirus infections and worries that an influx of foreign visitors may help turn it into a super-spreader event, which in turn could put further strain on Japan’s already stretched medical system.

Bach is due to visit Fukushima – the scene of a triple nuclear meltdown – next week, when the region hosts softball matches before the opening ceremony on 23 July. The Games has been plagued by a series of setbacks, including massive budget overruns.