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Olympics: COVID-19 in Russian rugby camp, team isolating

July 14, 2021 18:19 IST
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Police officers patrol around the arrival gate at Haneda airport in Tokyo on Tuesday Following a surge in coronavirus infections in Tokyo, the government has placed the capital in its fourth state of emergency as large numbers of foreign visitors arrive for the Olympics.

IMAGE: Police officers patrol around the arrival gate at Haneda airport in Tokyo on Tuesday Following a surge in coronavirus infections in Tokyo, the government has placed the capital in its fourth state of emergency as large numbers of foreign visitors arrive for the Olympics. Photograph: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images

The Russian women's rugby sevens team are isolating for two days in Japan after the team's masseur tested positive for COVID-19, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday, disrupting the squad's Olympics preparations.

 

The team's general manager, Alexei Gramotnev, said the team will undergo daily tests for two days.

"If the tests come back negative, the team will be released," RIA quoted him as saying.

Russians will be competing in Tokyo as representatives of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) because the country was stripped of its flag and anthem for doping offences.

The Tokyo Olympics are set to start on July 23.

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