Olympics: Japan to ask athletes from India, other South Asian countries for more COVID-19 tests

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Share this content Bookmark TOKYO: Japan plans to ask Olympic athletes from India and five other countries hit hard by the highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus to have daily virus tests for seven days before leaving for the Games, a Japanese newspaper said on Sunday (Jun 27). Currently, all overseas athletes are being asked to have coronavirus tests twice during the four-day period before their departure for the Tokyo Olympics, which are set to start on Jul 23 after a year's delay due to the pandemic. Advertisement Advertisement The Japanese government aims to put the new rule, which...