Dutch tennis participant Jean-Julien Rojer was compelled to withdraw from the Olympics after testing optimistic for Covid-19 even because the organisers introduced 16 new infections on the ongoing Video games right here on Monday.
Rojer and his doubles associate Wesley Koolhof, who have been scheduled to play Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus of New Zealand, pulled out of their second-round match on Monday following Rojer’s optimistic take a look at outcome.
“The ITF has been knowledgeable that the athlete Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands Olympic Committee and Netherlands Sports activities Federation has examined optimistic for Covid-19 and positioned in isolation as per the set procedures,” the tennis governing physique mentioned in a press release.
“Rojer and his associate Wesley Koolhof have been withdrawn from the boys’s doubles occasion, and their opponents Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus of New Zealand obtain a walkover into quarterfinals. We want Jean-Julien a speedy restoration.”
The variety of confirmed Covid-19 circumstances within the Dutch delegation thus swelled to 6.
Earlier, the organisers, of their every day Covid-19 replace, introduced that three athletes, 4 contractors, eight Video games-concerned personnel and one Video games worker have been discovered to be Covid optimistic, taking the quantity to 148.
All of the three athletes aren’t residents of the Olympic Village, which has reported 16 circumstances because it was opened.
One Video games-connected personnel and a contractor are residents of Japan within the recent additions.
The three athletes and 7 Video games-concerned personnel have been put below the necessary 14-day quarantine.
The whole variety of Video games-concerned personnel to have examined optimistic thus far stood at 83 after the addition of 8 new circumstances.
The contingents which were hit by Covid-19 after touchdown in Tokyo embody Czech republic, the USA, Chile, South Africa and the Netherlands amongst others.
Of those, the Czech Republic is inquiring into potential well being security protocol violations by its contingent after 4 athletes examined optimistic for the virus, forcing withdrawals from seaside volleyball and highway biking occasions.
On Monday, the organisers urged the media masking the Video games to stick to Covid-19 protocols, saying that they’ve been “made conscious of incidents of alleged non-compliance”.
They warned of “disciplinary penalties” for violating laid down guidelines on well being security precautions. PTI