Five members of the Canadian delegation arrived Beijing To participate Winter Olympic Games, To be held from February 4 to 20, test positive test COVID-19, The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced on Friday.
“Currently, five of Canada’s 246 members in Beijing are under the protocol. COVID-19“, Whether they are athletes, coaches or members of the coaching staff, the COC said in a statement.
“We adhere to health standards” set by the organizers Beijing 2022, The note continued.
“As part of our strategy we need to come as soon as possible to give time for confirmation tests,” the COC said.
“Many athletes come from countries where they are COVID-19 Is increasing. The number of Canadian participants is expected to reflect the state of Canada’s population, “said Brian McCloskey, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical Council, at a news conference in Beijing on Saturday.
“The challenge for these Olympics is not to control the positive cases, but to control them through the action taken,” McCloskey said.
According to data announced by the event’s organizing committee, 5,092 trials were conducted for members of the Athletes or Delegates, of which 23 were positive. COVID-19. (AFP)
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