Olympic Committee investigate “Covid” flight described as scandal by PM

Senior Czech Olympic Committee officials have begun investigating a plane that brought members of the Czech party to Tokyo last Friday. A doctor on the plane was reported by news site Seznam Zprávy to have been the first passenger on board to later test positive for Covid-19. Since then two beach volleyball players, a beach volleyball coach and a table tennis player have tested positive for the virus.

Seznam Zprávy said that the doctor, Vlastimil Voráček, could have been vaccinated against Covid but did not do so. It also reported that most passengers took off their respirators as soon as the plane took off.

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has described the situation as a scandal and unfair to the athletes.

Author: Ian Willoughby