It’s official; an unnamed rikishi at an unspecified heya has tested positive for the new Coronavirus. According to the NSK, there are no other wrestlers or staff from the heya who are exhibiting symptoms and no others feel sick. The Kyokai Announcement confirms that the rikishi fell ill on the fourth. An early quick test on the 8th was negative but the subsequent PCR test was positive. Other members of the heya and staff have been isolated and will comply with guidance from the Health Department.
Since some infected people are asymptomatic or exhibit mild symptoms, all of the wrestlers and staff need to be tested, though it is unclear from the article whether there will be further testing. I hope that would fall under the guidance from the Health Department, along with the isolation. Containment of the infection is key and safety is the Kyokai’s stated top priority. Tachiai will bring further details and developments as they come.