Eleven members of the Arashio sumo steady have examined constructive for the novel coronavirus following the an infection of top-division wrestler Wakatakakage, the Japan Sumo Affiliation stated Friday.
The 11 newly confirmed instances embody his stablemaster Arashio, a hairdresser, and eight wrestlers from the makushita division and beneath.
After the 26-year-old Wakatakakage examined constructive for the pneumonia-causing virus on Thursday, 24 members of the steady took polymerase chain response assessments.
Three of the 12 contaminated steady members had fevers, however their signs had been reportedly delicate. The steady members are following the directions of a well being heart.
Ten wrestlers from the steady are scheduled to compete on the New 12 months Grand Sumo Match beginning Jan. 10 at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan, however it’s unclear whether or not they are going to have the ability to participate.
“It is a tough scenario, as a result of the grand match is so shut,” JSA public relations supervisor Shibatayama stated.
The complete Tamanoi steady sat out final September’s Autumn Grand Sumo Match after 18 wrestlers examined constructive for the virus. The JSA allowed those that had been pressured to skip the match to maintain the rankings they held beforehand.
Eleven wrestlers from the Tatsunami steady had been additionally contaminated final month. Shibatayama stated he’ll subject one other warning to JSA members regarding the virus.