Czech table tennis player Pavel Širuček has tested positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo and will not be able to compete at the Games, the Czech Olympic Committee said in a statement on Wednesday.
Širuček, who is a first-time Olympian, is the latest positive result and brings the total number of cases within the Czech delegation to four.
Beach volleyball player Ondřej Perušič tested positive on Monday. He was followed by the coach of the women's beach volleyball team, Simon Nausch, on Tuesday
An unnamed staff member tested positive after arriving to Tokyo last week.
The Czech team’s head Martin Doktor said that he was worried these kind of “sport tragedies” would happen.
“Unfortunately, none of us can completely stop the virus from spreading, despite protecting ourselves as much as we can,” Doktor said in the statement.
The statement added that several other Czech athletes who have come into contact with those who tested positive have now been tested again.
At least two other athletes are awaiting the results of PCR tests.