January 7th – Due to the previous exposure of multiple infections, the Japan Sumo Association decided on the 7th to test all its Sumo wrestlers and other members for the novel coronavirus.
According to Japanese media reports such as Daily News, according to the propagandists of the Japan Sumo Association, the testing facilities had been distributed in various rooms on the 7th, and were recycled and sent to the virus testing institutions by the 8th.
The important meeting scheduled for the near future has also been postponed due to the epidemic.
Just on the 5th, the Japan Sumo Association announced that Bai Peng, the sumo wrestler who created the most 44 championships in history, was infected with the novel coronavirus.
Bai Peng has little hope of participating in the first sumo event of the year, which opened at the national gymnasiums of the two countries on the 10th.
According to Japanese media statistics, from December 2020 to now, at least 10 big sumo people have been infected with the novel coronavirus.