As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Tokyo, venue of the 2020 Olympics, Team Nigeria’s camp has resorted to daily testing of the members of their contingent.
There have been daily reports of athletes and officials contracting COVID-19 at the Olympics Games Village in Tokyo.
It was reported that a Nigerian official in his 60s was hospitalized after contracting the virus.
One of the athletes, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said athletes and officials were taking necessary precautions to ensure they don’t contract the virus.
According to him, this includes daily testing and staying away from the public.
Another athlete, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity, said it was not the type of Olympics she would have loved to compete in due to the deadly virus.
Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Olympics Committee, Femi Adetula, said the unnamed Nigerian official was already getting better but declined to name the official, saying the NOC was respecting his rights.