Tokyo Olympics torch relay has
first positive Covid-19 case:
Tokyo Olympics organizers said Thursday that a policeman
tested positive for COVID-19 a day after his assignment last week
at the Olympic torch relay.
It is the first positive test connected to the relay since it began
March 25 from northeastern Fukushima prefecture.
Organizers say the 30-year-old policeman was assigned to control
traffic on the April 17 leg in southwestern Kagawa prefecture.
They said the officer developed symptoms and tested positive the
next day. Local health authorities are investigating.
Officials say the policeman was wearing a mask and taking social-
distancing precautions and other measures.
The report comes as Japan is preparing to declare a third state of
emergency in western metropolitan areas around Osaka, and in
Tokyo. It is expected on Friday and is being re-instated after
current measures failed to slow the latest resurgence fueled by a
new, more contagious variant of the virus detected earlier in
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