Tokyo Olympic Organizing C'ttee Has 1st Coronavirus Case

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Tokyo, April 22 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee said Wednesday that a committee official has been found infected with the novel coronavirus.

The official in his 30s, currently staying home, is the first coronavirus case among those linked to the committee. He is not a senior official, according to the committee.

The committee said the official in question did not feel well Friday, had a virus check Monday and confirmed a virus carrier the following day.

The committee closed the floor where he worked for disinfection. His office is in the Harumi Triton Square commercial complex in Tokyo's Chuo Ward.

The committee told employees who had contact with the infected official recently to stay at their homes from Wednesday.

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