× Sports Football Rugby Olympics Volleyball and Handball Cricket Boxing Golf Hockey Tennis Gossip & Rumours World Cup 2018 Basketball Athletics Sports Premier League Eliud Kipchoge Women in Sports Unique Sports Opinion Motorsport Videos Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
×
SPORTS

Tokyo Olympics: Uganda rugby player vanishes in Monaco during COVID

OLYMPICS By Xinhua | June 28th 2021

A rugby player on Uganda's national team has disappeared from his hotel in Monaco where the team was isolated after some members tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the repechage qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics.

Uganda Rugby Union in a statement issued here on Saturday said the player, James Odong, is being looked for by security authorities in Monaco.

The world rugby body withdrew Uganda from the competition because of the COVID-19 cases in the team. The team was placed in isolation in Monaco.

Uganda has of late had incidents of its players testing positive in a foreign country after testing negative before travel.

The most recent has been two of its athletes to the Tokyo Olympics who tested positive in Japan ahead of the Games scheduled for next month.

The East African country is grappling with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic which has seen the country registering over 1,000 cases daily.

The country is currently under a partial lockdown aimed at limiting the spread of the virus.

Ministry of Health figures show that as of June 24, the country's cumulative confirmed cases were at 77,505 since March last year. 

Covid 19 Time Series

 

Share this story
Cycling: Spectator who caused Tour crash still at large
French police on Sunday were still looking for the spectator who sent Tony Martin and, consequently, a large part of the Tour de France peloton, crash
Three reasons why Man United should worry after Portugal’s Euro 2020 exit
Portugal's dreams of retaining their European Championship title are over after they were dumped out by Belgium in Seville.
.
RECOMMENDED NEWS
Feedback