The news from Team Nigeria’s camp at the Tokyo Olympics gives room for deep concern.
Roving Naija understands that a Nigerian Olympic official (names not disclosed) has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in Japan linked to the event since July 1 to 30.
A local station in Tokyo, TV Asahi reported the man in his 60s has been hospitalised owing to his age and pre-existing conditions.
He is the first foreign official to be hospitalised because of COVID-19 on arrival for the Tokyo Olympics.
In its daily update, Tokyo 2020 confirmed there had been four more positive cases among people who touched down in the Olympic and Paralympic host country yesterday.
The three others are all contractors working on the Games, scheduled to open on July 23.
Tokyo on Friday recorded 1,271 new COVID-19 cases, marking the 27th day in a row where the tally is higher than a week prior.
It is also the third straight day where the total number of infections has crossed over 1,000.