Ugandan Sevens men’s team disqualified from the Tokyo Olympics playoffs that will take place this weekend in Monaco, due to the large number of coronavirus cases that it presented in the plant.
“All Ugandan players have been in strict isolation since their arrival, and the delegation will continue to follow the isolation quarantine process as determined by the Monaco authorities’ public health guidelines. All remaining tournament participants underwent antigen tests were pre-scheduled on the morning of Thursday June 17 and there were no positive results, “World Rugby said in a statement.
The Uganda Rugby 7s National team in Monaco has unfortunately had a couple of COVID-19 cases and with other team contacts we have had to be withdrawn from the tournament by World Rugby. pic.twitter.com/kWuqweJgDk
– Uganda Rugby Union (@UgandaRugby) June 17, 2021
According to the tournament rules, Group stage matches involving Uganda will be recorded as a free match for Chile, France, Hong Kong and Jamaica, selected that shared a group.