The All Japan Judo Federation’s managing director Soya Nakazato has tested positive for the new coronavirus., Now the total number of infections within the federation is nine.
“I’m sorry for the inconvenience, and for the time being I would like to concentrate on treatment and recovery,” Nakazato said in a comment.
The federation closed the headquarters in principle from March 30, but a meeting was held there the following day which Nakazato attended.
As of Saturday, 24 of 38 staff members had developed symptoms of the pneumonia-causing virus, including fever, and 18 had taken a PCR test. One test was negative, while eight individuals are still awaiting their test results.
More than 1.8 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed worldwide, resulting in more than 114,000 deaths to date. Japan has reported more than 7,000 cases and more than 120 deaths since the outbreak began.