Earlier today the Japan Boxing Commission announced that a trainee at a gym in Okinawa has now tested positive in regards to the "on going global situation".
Details regarding the individual are, as with other cases, being kept to a minimum, though it has been noted that the trainee is a male teenager and they are not currently a professional fighter. They are, however, a member of a gym that belongs to the Japan Professional Boxing Association, suggesting the gym does have professional fighters training there.
The individual is suffering from a mild fever and is expected to have treatment at home.
The trainee was at the gym on July 28th, before developing a fever later in the day, which worsened the following day. A test was performed on July 30th with a positive coming back on August 1st.
Sadly this follows a cluster of cases in Osaka, and prior cases in Aichi, as the reality of boxing in this current climate continues to be questioned.
This also shows the issues currently affecting Okinawa, where there has been a spike in cases linked, in part, to US troops in the area. On Friday last week there was 395 cases in Okinawa, with 248 of them being US military personnel.
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