Dutch tennis player Jean-Julian Roger was forced to withdraw from the Olympics after he tested positive for COVID-19, even as organizers announced 16 new infections on Monday during the games underway here.
Roger and his doubles partner Wesley Kohlhoff, who will play New Zealander Marcus Daniel and Michael Venus, withdrew from Monday’s second-round match after Roger’s positive test result.
In a statement, the federation said: “The WTA has been informed that athlete Jan Julian Roger of the Netherlands Olympic Committee and the Dutch Sports Federation has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been placed in isolation in accordance with established procedures.”
Roger and partner Wesley Koolhoff withdrew from the men’s doubles match and rivals Marcus Daniel and Michael Venus of New Zealand advance to the quarter-finals. We wish Jane Julian a speedy recovery.”
For example, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Dutch delegation has risen to six.
Earlier, the organizers announced in their daily COVID-19 update that three athletes, four contractors, eight gaming employees and one gaming employee had been diagnosed with the COVID virus, raising the number to 148.
The three athletes are not residents of the Olympic Village, which has reported 16 cases since it opened.
One Games staff and the contractor in Japan are working on the new additions.
The three athletes and the seven people participating in the Games have been placed in mandatory quarantine for 14 days.
The total number of people associated with the game who have tested positive for the virus so far has reached 83 after adding 8 new cases.
Groups that have contracted the COVID-19 virus after landing in Tokyo include the Czech Republic, the United States, Chile, South Africa and the Netherlands.
For example, the Czech Republic is investigating possible violations of health safety protocol by its unit after four athletes tested positive for the virus, forcing them to withdraw from beach volleyball and cycling.
And on Monday, organizers urged the media during matches to adhere to COVID-19 protocols, saying they were “aware of incidents of alleged non-compliance”.
They warned of “disciplinary consequences” for violating the rules established for health precautions.
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