The Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday stated coronavirus screenings came again adverse for all customers of Hakuho’s Miyagino steady who were analyzed adhering to the an infection of the Mongolian-born grand winner.
Hakuho seems selected to miss the New Year Grand Sumo Event, scheduled to start off this weekend at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan, immediately after obtaining a good polymerase chain response exam result Tuesday.
Yokozuna Hakuho. (Kyodo)
JSA communications director Shibatayama said he was not sure no matter whether the wrestlers who experienced been in near contact with Hakuho would sit out the 15-day satisfy from Sunday, but indicated it was a possibility.
The 35-year-aged Hakuho, who has gained a document 44 top rated-division titles, had been participating in joint training classes at Ryogoku Kokugikan final thirty day period to prepare for the match.
All wrestlers from the Minato stable, where by a referee was infected, have also tested detrimental. None of them had been in near get in touch with with the formal.
Shibatayama reported the association is even now discussing how it will commence should an expected state of crisis be declared for Tokyo and bordering prefectures in reaction to mounting coronavirus bacterial infections.
“We do not know how lengthy the declaration will past, but we’re speaking about how we really should respond to it,” Shibatayama explained by phone.
Final Friday, a complete of 12 wrestlers and staff members at the Arashio steady have been uncovered to be infected with the coronavirus, like maegashira wrestler Wakatakakage, who tested good the working day prior to.
Sumo: Grand champion Hakuho exams positive for coronavirus