The Mexican nationwide baseball team is in quarantine after two players examined positive for coronavirus forward of touring to Japan for the Tokyo Olympics, Mexican baseball federation officials announced.
Hector Velazquez and Sammy Solis, each of whom are 32-year-old pitchers, had been examined on Sunday in Mexico City because the team gathered to start apply and had been asymptomatic and isolating of their lodge rooms, the federation mentioned in an announcement. As a consequence, nationwide federation officers mentioned apply on Monday was canceled and the remainder of the team was quarantining in its lodge pending outcomes from additional testing.
Over the weekend, players and coaches reported to Mexico City and had begun coaching forward of their departure to Japan. Mexico’s first sport within the Olympics is scheduled for July 30, towards the Dominican Republic, at Yokohama Baseball Stadium. Solis and Velazquez — each former Major League Baseball players — play for a similar team in Mexico’s high skilled league.
The information was a blow for fifth-ranked Mexico, which had certified for the primary time for the Olympics in baseball, a sport making its return to the Summer Games after a 13-year hiatus.
With video games starting on Wednesday and the opening ceremony on Friday, nearly 60 people connected to the Tokyo Games, from athletes throughout the Olympic Village to Japanese residents working on the occasions, have examined positive. Organizers are struggling to handle public anxiousness as many 1000’s extra athletes, coaches and different officers arrive in Japan for the Games.
The Mexican baseball team was the most recent Olympic team to be disrupted by the virus. The United States’ males’s basketball, girls’s 3×3 basketball and the ladies’s gymnastics groups have had to reshuffle their rosters after athletes both examined positive or entered virus well being and security protocols.