Covid-19: Sports official infected says Sports Ministry
One sports official was found to be positive for the Covid-19 virus on Sunday (22) after a random sampling last Friday (20), the Sports Ministry noted in statement yesterday (24).
The statement further noted that since he was at the Torrington Sports premises due to the nature of duties, measures to mitigate Covid-19 were taken to prevent the possible transmission of the infection to athletes and officials of the Torrington Sports Hostel and the premises.
With the instructions of health officials:
- First-line contacts have already been quarantined, including two athletes, four officials, and a driver since they had been travelling together for random PCR sampling on 20 November
- The premises were immediately disinfected including the Strength Hall
- Measures were taken to make a bio-bubble including all the athletes and officials
- Strict health measures have been imposed on all the athletes and officials including temperature checks two times a day, a Covid-19 health questionnaire once daily, hand washing, wearing facemasks, and keeping distance
- The Torrington premises cannot be entered by outsiders and residential athletes and officials cannot leave the premises
- The rest of the national pool athletes who are not residing at the premises will be able to train at other sports venues, with strict health guidelines given by the Institute of Sports Medicine and health authorities