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Olympics: Tokyo coronavirus isolation bubble bursts

The isolation bubble system that Olympic organizers have set up at the Tokyo Games village to control COVID-19 is already broken, and there is a risk that infections could spread more widely.

The bubble to control Coronavirus infections at the Olympic athletes’ village in Tokyo is broken and could pose a risk to the general public, ahead of the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach last week said, testing and quarantine protocols would leave “zero” risk of Games participants infecting residents in Japan.

Organizers say there have been 67 cases detected among those accredited for the Games since July 1,

Former Director of the Institute for Population Health at King’s College London, Kenji Shibuya, said such declarations only served to confuse people as actual conditions on the ground were “totally opposite”.

According to Reuters, Games officials on Sunday reported the first coronavirus case among competitors in the village in Tokyo where 11,000 athletes are expected to stay.

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