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April 23, 2024

Tokyo Olympics: Uganda registers second COVID-19 case

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Uganda's Olympic delegation has registered its second case of COVID-19 three days after a first Ugandan was confirmed positive on arrival in Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympics: Uganda registers second COVID-19 case

Uganda’s Olympic delegation has registered its second case of COVID-19 three days after a first Ugandan was confirmed positive on arrival in Tokyo.

“A second member of our Team Uganda has tested positive for Covid-19,” Uganda’s Olympic Committee said in a statement.

“The member is asymptomatic and being looked after by the health authorities in Izumisano city. The rest of the team is well and continue to acclimatize in Izumisano.”

Uganda that is currently experiencing an increasing number of COVID-19 cases sent a nine-member team for the competitions.

Olympics that was scheduled to take place last year in 2020 was postponed for the first time due to the impact of COVID-19 has been rescheduled to start on 23 July, 2021 despite a fresh wave in surge of cases in Japan.

Uganda’s team included boxers, a swimmer, a weightlifter and were tested before leaving the country. On arrival at Narita Hospital, boxing coach Patrick Lihanda tested positive and was quarantined at a government facility as per media reports.

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