Wakatakakage, a wrestler in sumo’s elite makuuchi division, has turn into contaminated with the novel coronavirus, the Japan Sumo Affiliation introduced Thursday.
The 26-year-old was examined at a medical facility after feeling unwell Thursday morning. The method of figuring out these having had shut contact with the No. 2 maegashira is now going ahead beneath the steering of well being officers.
“He had a temperature of over 38 C and a sore throat,” stated sumo elder Shibatayama, the JSA’s communications director. “Everybody within the (Arashio) secure, and (Wakatakakage’s) household, can be examined.”
The information comes 10 days forward of the 15-day New Yr Grand Sumo Event, beginning on Jan. 10 at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan. Shibatayama stated it was too quickly to inform whether or not the wrestler would be capable of compete.
Shibatayama stated Wakatakakage has had no contact with wrestlers from different stables. In the course of the present well being disaster, coaching between wrestlers from totally different stables has been prohibited.