New Japan Pro Wrestling has been leading the charge in terms of effectively battling COVID-19. If anyone on their show comes into contact with someone who has the virus they must be tested before returning. Such is what happened to Hiroshi Tanahashi.
Tanahashi recently appeared on a television show where someone has since tested positive for COVID-19. New Japan Pro Wrestling has since revealed that Tanahashi has since tested negative and is cleared to compete. Here is the quote from njpw1972.com:
“On August 1, Hiroshi Tanahashi made a television appearance with another cast member who has since tested positive for COVID-19.
Adequate countermeasures were put in place during production of the program, and Tanahashi did not come into close contact with the infected party.
As a precaution, Tanahashi has since undertaken antigen, antibody and PCR testing, with all tests returning negative.
Tanahashi is in good health and will be able to compete on this week’s Summer Struggle events in Korakuen Hall.”
Similar measures have been taken with other stars recently as well. Tomoaki Honma and Yota Tsuji were held off Sengoku Lord after coming into contact with someone who had the virus and Minoru Suzuki missed shows while he battled an unrelated fever.
New Japan Pro Wrestling returns with their Summer Struggle events this weekend in Korakuen Hall.
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