Torch relay hit by Covid-19 infection

Tokyo Olympics organizers reported the first Covid-19 infection connected to the torch relay yesterday. Organizers said a man in his 30s who took part in the relay on Shikoku island tested positive. The relay has been forced off some public roads. On that, the Asahi daily reported Kyoto may suggest...

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Friday, April 23, 2021

Tokyo Olympics organizers reported the first Covid-19 infection connected to the torch relay yesterday.

Organizers said a man in his 30s who took part in the relay on Shikoku island tested positive.

The relay has been forced off some public roads.

On that, the Asahi daily reported Kyoto may suggest holding the relay inside Nijo Castle after being carried around a closed course in Osaka last week.

The relay involving 10,000 runners started on March 25.