April 11 – According to a report by Kyodo News Agency on the 11th, in order to prevent the emergence of COVID-19 among athletes in the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee basically decided to charter a separate hotel building with about 300 rooms outside the Olympic Village as a convalescence facility for the mild and asymptomatic people.
It is reported that many Olympic-related people revealed the news. In principle, the convalescence period for quarantine measures is set at 10 days, and nurses will respond 24 hours. The Olympic Organizing Committee hopes to find the infected people as soon as possible through frequent testing, and to be foolproof in preventing the spread of the epidemic.
This is the first time that we have learned about the specific isolation countermeasures of infected people during the Olympic Games. The hotel, a few kilometers from Tokyo’s Harumi Olympic Village, has become a candidate for a convalescent facility for those who do not need to be hospitalized positive. In order to prevent secondary infection, the Olympic Organizing Committee will charter the whole building, and the cost of facilities is expected to reach hundreds of millions of yen. The seriously ill people will be sent to medical institutions.
As the main content of the Olympic epidemic prevention response, the Japanese government and the Olympic Organizing Committee will implement the testing of athletes. In the first edition of the “Rule Set” summarized by the Olympic Organizing Committee in February 2021, it is stated that athletes should be tested at least once every four days.
In view of the spread of mutant strains that are considered to be highly infectious, the Olympic Organizing Committee has coordinated to further improve the detection frequency and is scheduled to publish the second edition of the rulebook within April to accelerate the concretization of epidemic prevention countermeasures.