Vice President of the Japanese Olympic Committee is infected with Corona virus


Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, met on March 10 with the vice-president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, who was later found to be infected with the Corona virus, officials said Thursday.

An official at Mori’s office said that the head of the Tokyo Olympics was not subject to detecting the Corona virus, as he did not have the requirements to do so and that there were no symptoms of the disease.

Mori, 82, and Vice President of the Japanese Olympic Committee Kozo Tashima attended a rugby cup meeting on March 10. Tashima underwent a test to detect the Corona virus on Tuesday and the result was positive.

John Kusumoto, spokesman for the Organizing Committee for the Rugby World Cup, explained that the meeting was attended by 60 people and that Morey was sitting ten meters from Tashima on the other side of the table.

Doubts are growing about the possibility of holding the Tokyo Olympics as planned because of the lack of clarity of vision due to the spread of the Corona virus, but the championship officials and the Japanese government confirmed that it will start on time and that it will be held in the presence of the fans.

“He (Mori) goes to the hospital three times a week to wash his kidneys. So if he gets a fever, doctors will be able to have him checked,” Mori’s official added.

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Mori on March 16, without giving any further details.

Suga did not answer a question about Abe being exposed to corona virus detection.

He continued, “Health centers take all necessary measures as soon as people are infected with the Coronavirus, including identifying those who are in contact with them.”



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