First COVID-19 case appears in Egypt delegation in Tokyo

Gvichiani is responsible for the duo Mohamed Abdel-All and Mohamed Abdel-Mawgoud, whose PCR tests are negative

Ahram Online , Wednesday 21 Jul 2021
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Dutch judo trainer Georgie Gvichiani tested postive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, marking the first case in the Egyptian delegation in Tokyo.

Gvichiani is responsible for the duo Mohamed Abdel-All and Mohamed Abdel-Mawgoud, whose PCR tests are negative.

"All the residences at the Olympic village undergo PCR tests as a daily routine," Amr Selim member of the Egyptian Olympic committee told reporters on Wednesday.

"The test revealed that Georgie Gvichiani is postive for the COVID-19 virus."

"The Dutch trainer arrived in Tokyo on Sunday and he underwent several tests in Egypt that were all negative."

"He also underwent a PCR test in the Tokyo airport that was negative, as well as another two tests on Monday and Tuesday." He added

According to Selim, Abdel-All and Abdel-Mawgoud will be under supervision for the coming days.

A french coach will take charge of the two players, in the place of the infected coach.

Abdel-Mawgoud, 66 kilograms, will start his competition on Sunday while Abdel-All, 81 kilograms, will launch his Tokyo campaign on Tuesday.

Tokyo Olympics organizers said on Tuesday that 71 people have tested positive. The total includes 31 visitors, who are among the tens of thousands expected in Japan to compete or work at the Games, which open Friday.

Tokyo's COVID-19 infections surged to a six-month high Wednesday with the Olympic host city logging 1,832 new cases just two days before the Games open.

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