Tokyo 2020 worker tests positive for coronavirus at Olympic village just a week before Games begin

A TOKYO 2020 worker has tested positive in the Olympic village just a week before the Games begin.

And that has sparked further fears of the infection spreading among the athletes.

Tokyo 2020 chief Toshiro Muto confirmed the Covid-19 case had come from someone who had travelled to Japan from abroad.

However, their nationality has not been revealed for privacy reasons.

It takes the total number of cases connected to the Games to 45, according to CNN.

British No1 tennis stars Jo Konta and Dan Evans are both out of the tournament after testing positive.

Australian pair Elizabeth Cambage and Nick Kyrgios are among the many to withdraw over safety worries.

In total, more than 11,000 athletes from 205 countries are set to compete – with the ICC claiming around 85 per cent have been vaccinated against coronavirus.

The Games have already been delayed by a year but organisers are desperate for them to go ahead without any major issues.

But the high coronavirus rates in the city are a serious concern.

There were 1,271 new cases recorded on Friday with one death.

Tokyo is in a state of emergency due to the infection rate.

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And it means the Olympics will be played out behind closed doors this summer.

There were hopes of domestic crowds up to 10,000 would be permitted but the latest lockdown rules ensured no fans will be in attendance.

The Tokyo 2020 Games get underway on July 23 with the opening ceremony and wrap up on August 8.

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