Sumo wrestlers, masters, and other members of the association wishing to carry out corona antibody testing May 13 at 15:48

The Japan Sumo Association will carry out an antibody test on all desired association members in order to understand the infection status of the new coronavirus and utilize it in future efforts to hold the main sumo event.

The antibody test is a test that can be performed after infection with a virus to check whether there is a protein called "antibody" in the blood, and you can see if you have been infected.

According to the Japan Sumo Association, the antibody test will be carried out from next week after requesting a specialized institution and targeting all members of the association, such as wrestlers and masters, out of a total of about 1,000 people.

After all the applicants have been examined, all the results will be collected by the end of next month.

The Sumo Association will use antibody tests to determine the approximate infection status of its members and seek advice from infectious disease specialists.

Based on that, we plan to consider measures to protect the health of wrestlers and other people, and to link these efforts to the holding of this venue.

The Sumo Association will cancel this summer's place, and this July's Nagoya place will be held without changing the venue from the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya to the Kokugikan of Tokyo and Ryogoku It shows the policy.