Tokyo Olympics 2021: No Positive Case in Team India Camp, Confirms Covid-19 Liason Officer

Tokyo Olympics 2021: No Positive Case in Team India Camp, Confirms Covid-19 Liason Officer India's shooting team for Tokyo Olympic 2021 (Photo Credit: Twitter/SaiMedia)

New Delhi: Deputy Chef-de-Mission and COVID-19 Liason Officer (CLO) of the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Dr Prem Verma, has advised all the athletes to correctly fill their health records so that there are no incorrect alarms related to Coronavirus.

“Once again I clarify that if you make wrong entries in the updation of your health record, then it leads to raising of the alarm by software and CLO gets a mail to resolve it,” said Verma in a statement.

“There is no positive case in team India. Please fill up the correct data in the health app. For example, if by mistake you record your temperature as 38 degrees celsius, then CLO will be alerted by the infection control software. Everyone may please relax. Again I repeat no positive case is there in Team India,” he added.

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Previously, IOA president Narinder Batra had written to Dr Verma asking about the status regarding the COVID-19 situation within the Team India camp.

“Please advice on correct and factual status since in one report it shows 3 Indians in Tokyo with symptoms and in the second report as nil. It is a serious issue, hence request for correct and factual status,” said Batra.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has revealed that it will try to ensure that the minimum number of athletes show up at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics to mitigate the risk of Coronavirus.

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“We will try to keep minimum athletes at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics keeping in mind the risk of COVID-19 infection, we don’t want to risk our players at this time, it’s very crucial. So that’s why we are thinking to have minimum athletes,” sources within the IOA told ANI.

Earlier, the IOA had also confirmed that boxer Mary Kom and men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh would be India’s flagbearers at the Opening Ceremony of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

Meanwhile, wrestler Bajrang Punia will be the flagbearer during the Closing Ceremony.

(With ANI Inputs)

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