COVID-19: Olympics preparation in full swing as 19 Indian athletes have completed full vaccination


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May 22, 2021 10:36 IST

New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): Forward of the upcoming Olympics and Paralympics, the Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) has knowledgeable that 19 Olympic-bound athletes have acquired each doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and therefore they’re totally vaccinated in opposition to the virus.
131 athletes and 13 para athletes have acquired first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine whereas 17 athletes and a couple of para athletes have acquired each doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as of May 20. 23 members of the teaching employees have acquired each doses of the vaccine whereas 87 members have taken first dose of the vaccine.
With Japan limiting entry of individuals from India, Pakistan and Nepal as a result of rise in COVID-19 instances, questions have been raised on whether or not the Indian athletes may even face points in getting into the nation for the Tokyo Olympics. However IOA President Narinder Batra had made it clear that every one protocols shall be met and there shall be no restriction to the entry of Indian athletes within the nation for the Video games.

Batra had stated he was conscious of the rising doubts amongst athletes after the brand new restriction in Japan. However went on to clear the air and stated there was nothing to fret so far as India’s Olympic contingent is worried.
“We have to understand that Olympics is different from regular people entering the country from India, Pakistan or Nepal. Olympics has guarantees from the hosts and from the International Olympic Committee that you cannot stop any athlete from any country from coming and participating. All the accredited athletes in the contingent and officials — around 210 people in total — will not come under the restriction. That is the way I understand the protocol,” Batra advised ANI.
“Yes, we will also follow all the protocols that have been put in place. Athletes and para athletes have been vaccinated. And about 90-odd officials have also been vaccinated out of which some have also got the second shot. We have met the vaccination protocol, 24 hours before the departure we will also do the RTPCR tests. So, in my view, there is no reason for them to stop us as we are not violating any regulation. Every single athlete and official who has been accredited will be there,” he had pointed. (ANI)

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