A top-ranked sumo wrestler has examined constructive for the coronavirus.
The Japan Sumo Association on Tuesday stated the wrestler, who goes by the title of Hakuho, underwent a polymerase chain response after detecting issues along with his sense of scent.
The Mongolian-born wrestler had been getting ready for a match that begins this weekend. There was no rapid report on his actual situation.
He is the primary among the many top-ranked sumo wrestlers in Japan to check constructive for COVID-19.
Hakuho is a “yokozuna,” a grand champion in sumo wrestling, and among the best the standard Japanese sport has ever seen. In an interview final yr he identified that his late father was a silver medalist in wrestling for Mongolia within the 1968 Olympics. He additionally competed within the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan, with a inhabitants of 125 million, has managed the coronavirus pandemic comparatively effectively, with about 3,500 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
But new circumstances have been surging over the past a number of weeks and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has been requested to impose a “state of emergency” for Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures.