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Olympics-Tokyo Games organisers report 16 new Games-related COVID-19 cases

Tokyo Olympics organisers on Monday reported 16 new Games-related COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number since July 1 to 148.

Olympics-Tokyo Games organisers report 16 new Games-related COVID-19 cases

FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Softball - Women - Opening Round - Australia v Canada - Yokohama Baseball Stadium - Yokohama, Japan - July 24, 2021. Empty stands at the Yokohama Baseball Stadium as spectators are not allowed due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

TOKYO: Tokyo Olympics organisers on Monday reported 16 new Games-related COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number since July 1 to 148.

The Games, which officially opened on Friday, are being held without fans as infections have been on the rise in recent weeks, with Tokyo recording 1,763 COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

Source: Reuters

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