2,213 Olympic-related personnel entered Japan without being quarantined, 6 cases have been confirmed
Overseas Network, June 25. According to Japan’s "Mainichi Shimbun" on the 24th, from January 1 to June 13, 2213 Tokyo Olympics-related personnel were not quarantined after entering Japan, including two Ugandan athletes who were recently diagnosed. Among them, there have been 6 confirmed cases.
According to the report, the Cabinet Office of Japan stated in an interview that from January 1 to June 13, a total of 2925 Olympic-related persons entered Japan, of which 2213 applied for exemption from isolation. After entering the country, they began to participate in training camps, qualifiers and event preparations. And other activities.
Among the Olympic-related personnel who have not been quarantined, six people were diagnosed with the new crown virus after entering Japan, including a French in February, an Egyptian in April, a Sri Lankan in May, and a month in June. One Ghanaian and two Ugandans. Four of them were diagnosed during quarantine at the airport, and the other two were diagnosed five days after entering the country.
At present, the Japanese government refuses entry of people from all countries and regions in principle. Due to "special circumstances", immigrants need to be quarantined at home for 14 days, and people from countries where the mutant new coronavirus is endemic need to be quarantined for 3 to 10 days in designated places. However, Olympic athletes and related personnel who "special entry" do not need to be quarantined, and can be trained while undergoing inspections. Japanese media said that this may become a "loophole" in Japan's epidemic prevention measures. (Overseas Wang Xiluo)