Top-ranked Japanese sumo wrestler Hakuho has contracted the global pandemic of coronavirus.
According to the British news agency ‘Reuters’, the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) has announced that the coronavirus test of Hakuho came positive.
Hakuho, a Mongolian, announced on the JSA website that he had been tested for the coronavirus after losing his sense of smell.
According to the statement, Hakuho will now consult experts for instructions, while other wrestlers in will also be tested for coronavirus.
Hakuho tested positive just five days before the New Year Grand Tournament, which starts on January 10.
However, the JSA did not say whether the tournament would be postponed now that Corona has been confirmed in Hakuho.
In May 2020, the prominent third-stage sumo wrestler of Japan Shobushi died at the age of 28 in hospital in Tokyo from multiple organ failure due to the Novel coronavirus.
The dead wrestler was also placed in the intensive care unit but was unable to recover and several of his limbs stopped working due to Corona.
It should be noted that the total number of people infected with Coronavirus in Japan had reached 249,246 by January 5, while 3,693 people had died.