BEIJING / OSLO (VG) Three people in Norway’s support apparatus have tested positive for the coronavirus on arrival in Beijing. Common to all three is that they have recently been infected with the coronavirus.
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This is stated by Olympiatoppen in a press release on Saturday.
– We experience that there are challenges associated with the handling of people who have previously undergone COVID-19, and for that reason have virus residues in the body. Other nations report the same. We are now in dialogue with the IOC about this, says the Olympics’ chief doctor at the Olympics, Aasne Fenne Hoksrud, and emphasizes that none of the three have symptoms per. now.
In other words, the tests would not have been declared positive in Norway.
At the same time, the Olympic Summit states that there are no athletes who have passed a positive test.
As a consequence of the positive tests, as well as what the Olympic Summit calls “another infection situation” on the charter flight from Oslo, seven people in support functions in Norway’s squad are defined as close contacts.
– Everyone in the Norwegian squad lives in their own little infection control bubble, that is, to wear a bandage and keep their distance. Being defined as close contact, therefore, hardly has consequences for their ability to perform their tasks, but we are of course extra careful in such a situation. None of the close contacts have symptoms, and they are tested twice a day, says Aasne Fenne Hoksrud.
According to Playbook’s regulations, close contacts on flights to the Olympics are people who sit two seats directly in front and two seats directly behind, as well as on one seat on each side, by the person who has tested positive.
The case is being updated.