Two employees of Tokyo Olympic organizers tested positive for COVID-19

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Two employees of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Saturday. This brings to the number of employees of the committee who have tested positive since the pandemic commenced to three.

Olympic committee members tests COVID positive

Organizers said that the man [was in his 20s] and the woman [in her 30s] were both working from home instead at the headquarters located near Tokyo Bay.

Many of the organizing committee’s employees have been working remotely. Though, some have withdrawn to office work in the last few months. The organizing committee has a staff of 3,500.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been pushed back to July 23, 2021, due to the pandemic.

Japan has reported just over 1,000 deaths from COVID-19. Tokyo has been largely spared, though new cases have been rising for the last few weeks with officials impel people not to travel and to stay away from bars and restaurants.

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