COVID-19 has once again hit the Ugandan team currently in Japan ahead of the forthcoming Olympic games after another member on the nine-manq contingent returned a positive test on Wednesday.
Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) secretary General Beatrice Ayikoru confirmed the development on Wednesday afternoon.
“Today we have learnt that a second member of our Team Uganda has tested positive for Covid-19. 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. We remain firmly committed and focused on ensuring the safety and wellness of our team and working together with all relevant authorities,” read the statement.
The new case in the Ugandan camp is the second since the team’s arrival in Japan on Saturday. National Boxing team (Bombers) coach Patrick Lihanda tested positive on the team’s arrival at the airport.
ChimpReports understands that the other eight members of the team were yesterday placed under quarantine at their hotel until. Osaka officials said the isolation was inevitable since they were in close contact with the first case.
The contingent of five athletes and four officials touched base in Japan for a one month training camp in Izumisano city before the games proper kickoff on July 23rd.