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Live news, medals and results on July 29

Team Great Britain's headquarters in Tokyo.
Team Great Britain’s headquarters in Tokyo. Bex Wright/CNN

CNN visited Team Great Britain’s headquarters in Tokyo and discovered a number of the strictest Covid-19 security measures in place, which go properly past Tokyo 2020 and International Olympic Committee tips.(*29*)

The workforce has taken over an elementary faculty alongside the waterfront overlooking Tokyo Bay for athlete coaching and medical providers. They have emblazoned the Union Jack design over the partitions of the four-story constructing, and actually have a rooftop backyard with Union Jack deck chairs for the athletes to chill out.(*29*)

There is nearly a blanket ban on in-person interviews till after the athletes have accomplished all of their occasions.(*29*)

This is partly for stopping a possible an infection, which may power athletes to drop out of the Games. The different purpose for that is so the athletes can keep mentally centered. (*29*)

To entry the waterside advanced, the CNN workforce went via a rigorous testing course of.(*29*)

Members of the media workforce took a fast antigen check, also referred to as a lateral movement check, which give results inside quarter-hour. The assessments will not be as correct as PCR assessments, however present a fast indication of constructive instances. (*29*)

CNN interviews Team GB swimmer Tom Dean. The interviews are kept to under ten minutes.
CNN interviews Team GB swimmer Tom Dean. The interviews are saved to below ten minutes. Bex Wright/CNN

The check is self-administered, guided by a member of the Team GB contingent. The media personnel has to swab their very own throat and nostrils with a protracted cotton swab, which is then dropped right into a fluid resolution in a tube. That resolution is then dropped onto a small plastic testing system. After quarter-hour the results seem, exhibiting one line for detrimental or two traces for constructive — just like a being pregnant check.(*29*)

After the CNN workforce examined detrimental, it was allowed to proceed to the fourth-floor rooftop, the place media groups are lined as much as converse to their medal-winning athletes. Interviews are carried out within the outside rooftop house, with the reporter and athlete standing two meters aside, sustaining social distance.(*29*)

The interplay lasts below 10 minutes, an indication that though Covid-19 instances are going up quickly at house within the UK, the workforce on the bottom in Tokyo is taking each precaution.(*29*)

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