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21 Close Contacts Found in Virus-Hit S. African Soccer Team

21 Close Contacts Found in Virus-Hit S. African Soccer Team

   Tokyo, July 19 (Jiji Press)--Twenty-one people in the South African men's soccer team staying in Japan have been recognized as close contacts of colleagues who tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said Monday.
   The organizing committee said they are mostly athletes.
   According to the current schedule, South Africa is set to face the Japanese national team Thursday in the first match of Group A in the Olympic soccer tournament.
   The 21 people were in close contact with two players and a staff member of the South African team who became the first confirmed coronavirus cases in the Olympic athletes' village in Tokyo.
   All 21 tested negative in polymerase chain reaction tests Sunday.

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