The Japanese judo association said 12 people including a senior director were infected with the novel coronavirus.
The All Japan Judo Federation said Monday in a statement that a total of 12 staff members, including managing director Soya Nakazato, tested positive for COVID-19.
The country’s judo association said that the first infected case was reported on April 4 as one staff member was contaminated by the virus.
On April 12, 62-year-old Nakazato was infected.
Japan’s judo body added that Nakazato had a fever on April 5, but following the tests, he was confirmed positive.
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