Ugandan athlete test positive for covid on Tokyo arrival

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A member of Uganda's Olympic squad has become the first to test positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Japan for the competition due to start on 23 July.


The event was postponed last year, but is now going ahead despite a fresh wave of Covid-19 cases in Japan.


Uganda is also experiencing a surge in cases, which has forced the government to tighten lockdown measures.


Reports say the unnamed Ugandan was part of a nine-member squad who had all been fully vaccinated.


The group which included boxers, coaches, and officials had also tested negative before leaving Uganda.



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