Five Sumo wrestlers from Japan’s Sumo Association confirmed to have antibody for coronavirus


On Monday public broadcaster NHK said, ‘5 members of Japan’s Sumo Association were confirmed to have coronavirus antibody’.

After Sumo wrestlers and stablemasters who wished to get tested, the NHK association conducted antibody tests on 891 members including those sportspersons who asked for.

Four out of five, who were confirmed to have antibody were found negative for PCR testing and according to the report, one who was left appears to have already been cured.

The first figure in sports who died from coronavirus was Shobushi, a 28 year old sumo wrestler, lost his life in May due to multiple organ failure caused by virus.

After a long wait, filly the next big event, the 2020 July Grand Sumo tournament of the season is all set to take place behind the closes doors in Tokyo, from July 19 to 2nd of August.

Credit- AP


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