Ugandan Olympic coach tests positive for Covid-19

JAPAN, TOKYO – According to Japanese officials, a coach from Uganda’s Olympic team tested positive for Covid-19 upon landing in Tokyo on Saturday night.

The coach, who is being held in a government facility, has no symptoms, according to Uganda Olympic Committee President Donald Rukare. It is unclear whether the coach, would be prevented from competing in the games or sent home immediately.

According to Rukare, the whole Uganda Olympic delegation, which consists of 26 athletes and 30 staff, have been properly immunized with the 2nd dose of AstraZeneca. “Many people got their second dosage of the vaccination this month, roughly three months after their first treatment”, he added.

More Ugandan Olympic athletes and staff are expected to arrive in Japan in the coming days. The Ugandans are among the first to arrive in Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, which have been marred by fears over safety as the country battles a fourth wave of Covid-19.