News, Culture & Society

Tokyo Olympics: BBC Scotland team put in 14-day isolation after passenger tests positive for Covid

BBC Scotland team sent into 14-day isolation after a passenger on their flight to the Tokyo Olympics tests positive for Covid-19… with three members of staff unable to cover the Games until July 30

The BBC’s Scotland team has been sent into isolation for 14 days after a fellow passenger on their flight to the Tokyo Olympics tested positive for Covid-19.

Three members of staff, there to cover the performances of athletes from north of the border, will now be unable to cover the Games until July 30.

Journalists from the UK have to quarantine in their hotel rooms on the day they land, along with a further three days.

The BBC’s Scotland team has been sent into isolation for 14 days after a fellow passenger on their flight to the Tokyo Olympics tested positive for Covid-19

The scaled-back group were two days into their quarantine when they were given the news.

They were on the same flight as six Team GB athletes and two officials who were also identified as close contacts of the infected passenger.

However, while the athletes can train – and will compete if they continue to record negative tests – the journalists are confined to their hotel rooms for 14 days.

The Opening Ceremony takes place on Friday, while the Games conclude on August 8.

Three members of staff will now be unable to cover the Games until July 30

Three members of staff will now be unable to cover the Games until July 30

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk