NJPW COVID-19 Outbreak Update – Two Additional Wrestlers Confirm Positive Tests

As noted before, New Japan Pro Wrestling is currently dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak within their locker room. Nine talent have recently tested positive for the coronavirus with Kazuchika Okada the most notable name from that group.

During a recent interview with Tokyo Sports (English translation via PostWrestling.com), Taichi revealed that he was among those who have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Taichi stated that he started to feel ill and contracted a high fever following NJPW’s Wrestling Dontaku events earlier this month in Fukuoka, Japan. Taichi also stated that he has been feeling better now but still suffers from some dizziness issues while training.

Besides Taichi, El Desperado recently announced (English translation via F4WOnline.com) on Twitter that he also has tested positive for the coronavirus. El Desperado stated that among the symptoms he has been dealing with include a high fever, back pains, dizziness, cardiopulmonary issues, coughing, muscle and joints pains, and gastrointestinal issues.