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World|life|January 5, 2021 / 06:27 PM
Japan's top sumo wrestler infected with coronavirus

AKIPRESS.COM - Japan's top-ranked sumo wrestler Hakuho has tested positive for coronavirus, BBC reports.

The Mongolian-born grand champion took a Covid-19 test after losing his sense of smell, the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) said.

The news comes as Japan considers declaring a state of emergency in and around Tokyo, where virus cases have surged.

It has imposed relatively relaxed restrictions so far, with a more contained outbreak than some countries.

Activities like sumo wrestling have continued despite the pandemic, but cases have emerged in the sport too. In May, a 28-year-old J

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