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Uganda Olympic team quarantined in Japan after Covid-19 positive case

David GOMBE

Eight Members of the Ugandan Olympic team have been quarantined until July 3rd after Boxing head coach Patrick Lihanda tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Japan.

After testing positive, the coach was isolated in a Japanese government designated facility with the rest of the squad allowed to leave for training base in Izumisano.

Bombers head coach Patrick Lihanda

According to AFP News Agency a City official revealed that the other eight members will be required to stay inside the hotel until July 3rd

“Our local healthcare center questioned the eight members and designated them as close contacts with the person who tested positive.”

Now we are requiring them to stay inside the hotel until July 3.”

The City is also still looking into the possibility of allowing training outside the hotel.

The eight members are Assistant General Secretary National Council of Sports David Katende Ssemakula who was the leader of delegation, Boxers Shadir Musa, David Ssemujju and Catherine Nanziri.

The Ugandan delegation led by Assistant General secretary NCS David Katende arrives in Japan

Free style swimmer Atuhaire Ambala and weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko. The others are Boxing coach Meddie Mulandi and Weightlifting coach Hakim Ssempereza.

The delayed global games are scheduled to begin on 23rd July to August 12th 2021 in Japan.

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