NJPW Issues Statement Regarding Positive COVID Tests

Two NJPW wrestlers have tested positive for COVID.

NJPW announced that Shingo Takagi and BUSHI tested positive for COVID. Both men had been pulled from recent NJPW events.

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From NJPW:

As a result of PCR testing conducted across the roster following the August 15 Summer Struggle 2021 event in Shizuoka, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has learned of two positive tests for COVID-19.

Two wrestlers, Shingo Takagi and BUSHI, who presented with a fever and missed their match on the day of the August 15 event were immediately tested in accordance with COVID protocols, with the tests returning positive.

Their fevers went down and their conditions are not becoming worse.
According to protocols and under medical advice, they are isolating and receiving appropriate treatment.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling will continue dealing appropriately with the situation following the directions given from the health care center.
We will work to further strengthen our COVID-19 countermeasures, and run events with infection prevention and safety of all fans, wrestlers, staff and relevent people as the first priority.

NJPW deeply apologizes for the concern caused to fans and personnel and asks for your understanding.

Fightful will continue to update fans on the statuses of Shingo and BUSHI as more is known.

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