Tokyo 2020 chief Mori not contacted by health authorities about virus: panel

FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori speaks to the media in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese health authorities have not contacted Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori about the risk of being infected with coronavirus, the Games organizing committee said on Thursday.

Kozo Tashima, deputy head of the Japan Olympic Committee, who tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, had attended a board meeting on the Rugby World Cup with Mori.

“Following their consultation with Tashima, the local health authorities have contacted all those they believe to be at risk of having contracted the virus from him,” the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said.

“Neither the organizing committee nor Tokyo 2020 President Mori have been contacted in this regard by the local health authority,” it added in an email to Reuters.

Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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