The NSK announced today that three new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. The three rikishi are ranked below sekitori, and therefore their names and the heya to which they belong have not been disclosed.
The three complained yesterday of fever and cough, and have therefore been given a test, which came back positive. They have been hospitalized as required by local protocol, and their close contacts are being tested. In addition, the NSK will give PCR tests to heya relations who don’t fall under the official “direct contact” definition.
We wish all involved a speedy recovery and no lasting complications.