Virus hits 19 at sumo stable in Japan

Sumo wrestlers during a match at the Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo in July. Japan’s September sumo basho is set to take place from Sunday in spite of new infections at a stable in Tamanoi. – AFP pic, September 10, 2020.

A CORONAVIRUS outbreak at a sumo stable in Tokyo has infected 19 people, the governing body said today, adding that a tournament will go ahead this week as planned.

The Japan Sumo Association said one wrestler and 18 trainees at the Tamanoi stable have tested positive for the virus, with 12 of those infected sent to hospital.

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