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Covid-19 hits FIH Junior Hockey World Cup, one tests positive

3/12/2021 at 3:47 PM

Bhubaneswar, Dec 3: The Covid-19 has hit the ongoing FIH Junior Hockey World Cup after one person, who has been accessing the media centre at the Kalinga Stadium, tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.

According to reports, the person who has been tested positive for Covid-19 is a social media team member of Department of Sports and Youth Services (DSYS) under the Odisha government.

Despite being held inside a bio-bubble and all media persons covering the event subjected to RT-PCR tests every 48 hours, one person tested positive in the RT-PCR test conducted on December 2.

This incident created a sort of panic among the organisers who made it mandatory for the journalists covering the event to undergo the RT-PCR test on December 3.

However, they would be barred from entering the stadium if they fail to undertake the test.

Worth mentioning, the world cup tournament which started on November 25, had remained COVID-free till today’s case.

The pandemic had affected the Junior World Cup even before it began with Australia, New Zealand and England stepping down from the tournament due to different COVID-related reasons.

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