A man registers his saliva sample from the corona PCR test at a collection point at the Olympic Games.
At the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the organizers reported 17 more corona cases. The roommate of the infected German cyclist Simon Geschke, Emanuel Buchmann, is negative and is allowed to start.
B.At the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the organizers reported 17 more corona cases. This has increased the number of positive tests since recording began on July 1 to a total of 123. As the organizing committee announced in the daily report published on Saturday, those affected include an athlete who is not from Japan.
The day before, the German Olympic team announced their first corona case. The cyclist Simon Geschke had tested positive for the virus. The 35-year-old was initially positive in the daily antigen test, a subsequent PCR test verified the result. Geschke should have started in the street race. The cyclists are accommodated a good 100 kilometers west of Tokyo on Mount Fuji.
Emanuel Buchmann tested negative
Geschke’s roommate Emanuel Buchmann is allowed to start the road bike race on Saturday (4:00 a.m.). The 28-year-old’s second PCR test also turned out negative, the Association of German Cyclists announced just under three hours before the start of the competition.
Buchmann had been tested by the organizing committee in the fever clinic in Tokyo. Until the result was available, he stayed in a separate apartment, as the BDR further announced. The other German starters Nikias Arndt and Maximilian Schachmann had already received clearance for the 234-kilometer race.