Olympics-Risk of COVID spread is 'zero', IOC chief says, amid rising cases

TOKYO (Reuters) -International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Thursday there was “zero” risk of Games participants infecting Japanese residents with COVID-19, as cases hit a six-month high in the host city.FILE PHOTO: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), bump elbows at the start of their talks at Tokyo Metropolitan Government […]

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U.S. experts say Olympics unprepared for COVID-19, call for WHO help

Experts from the University of Minnesota, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and the University of California, San Francisco say planners for the July Olympic Games in Tokyo and the subsequent Paralympic Games have not taken adequate steps to protect athletes, coaches, and support staff from COVID-19. They call for an urgent meeting of World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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