The International Olympic Committee reassured those who feared the entire team in Beijing would be isolated in the event of one or two positive PCR tests. They will not be put in strict quarantine with a negative test, the IOC assured. But there are a number of conditions. MK-Sport tells the details.
“If a techie is announced for every infected person, it would be better to postpone the Olympics,” said Alexei Zhamnov, head coach of the Russian national hockey team, recently . After the team was given a technical defeat for each positive test at the World Youth Championship (later canceled) in Canada, there were concerns about a similar mess at the Olympic Games.
Problems arose in other sports as well. Our skaters recently spent several days in isolation at the European Championships in Heerenveen due to several positive tests in the team, and even had to miss the first day of the competition.
But the IOC said that this will not happen at the Olympics. According to Match TV, national teams will not be completely barred from participating in the Beijing Olympics if one of the team members is infected with the coronavirus; participants in the Games with negative tests will continue to compete in compliance with the covid protocol.
The protocol stipulates the following: if an athlete tests positive for coronavirus, he will be isolated up to two negative tests with an interval of at least 24 hours, while the temperature should be normal for three consecutive days and there should also be no other symptoms of coronavirus.
Close contacts in Beijing will be considered those who had prolonged contact (for 15 minutes or more) with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, within one meter, without a mask on their face, two days before the person’s symptoms. or two days before he tested positive and was isolated.
At the same time, all contacts, if they pass negative tests, will be able to continue to participate in competitions if they observe quarantine in a single room, use special vehicles to move between the quarantine site and the venue of the competition, eat alone, wear a face mask all the time (excluding training / competition, eating, drinking, or when alone),
keep two meters away from other people, check your temperature twice a day, have a PCR test every 12 hours for seven consecutive days and six hours in advance before the competition.
This protocol will be valid for 14 days. Or before leaving China.