Kashmir Athletes Manager In Beijing Winter Olympics Tests Positive

SRINAGAR: The manager of India’s Winter Olympics contingent, Mohammad Abbas Wani, has tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival at the Beijing Airport.

Abbas Wani is a part of the six-member Indian delegation at the Winter Olympics for which Kashmir skier Arif Khan is the only athlete from the country to have qualified this time. Arif will be competing in Slalom and Giant Slalom events during the Games.

According to reports Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra informed about Abbas Wani’s positive COVID result and said chef de mission Harjinder is coordinating with the Winter Olympics organisers for a re-test.

“The manager of the Indian contingent Abbas Wani tested COVID positive at Beijing Airport. The chef de mission Harjinder Singh is coordinating for a re-test. The athlete and his coach have been shifted to another flat to avoid any interaction,” Livemint quoted Batra as having said.

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