Six new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed

The NSK has formally announced today that six new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed as of today.

These include Takadagawa oyakata and his deshi, Hakuyozan.

The current NSK policy is to disclose the names of infected members only if they are sekitori or oyakata. So the names or the heya to which the other four rikishi belong have not been disclosed.

(It is also a bit unclear from the language of the announcement if the four include the original case we have already been informed about, or are all new cases).

According to the announcement, Takadagawa oyakata had high fever, and has undergone a PCR test on April 23rd. He got a positive result and has been hospitalized since that day.

Hakuyozan did not show any symptoms, but having taken the test on April 24th, he was confirmed with the virus and has also been hospitalized.

The other patients were also hospitalized after being tested positive following the outbreak.

The NSK adds that any heya in which confirmed cases have been discovered will be disinfected, and all its members will be fully confined to the premises, with no keiko, and checked for symptoms, for the next two weeks.

Tachiai wishes all involved a speedy and complication-free recovery.