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No fresh air in quarantine

Agence France-Presse

TOKYO – Dutch Olympic athletes in hotel quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 said they went on “strike” over a lack of fresh air in their rooms, winning 15 minutes a day at an open window.

All six isolated team members from the Netherlands took part in the protest in the hotel lobby, said taekwondo fighter Reshmie Oogink, 31, who joked on Instagram that she was in “Olympic jail.”

Tokyo 2020 athletes are tested daily while in Japan and if they are positive they must isolate or be hospitalized.

Oogink, who had been due to compete in the women’s +67kg category on Tuesday, told AFP she and the others had been “locked up for several days with no fresh air.”

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