There is no cause for concern because the COVID-19 positive rate is currently low: CWG Medical Advisor 2022

The Games will take place over 11 days and feature more than 5000 competitors from 72 countries and territories. The opening ceremony is slated for July 28.

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About a dozen athletes are anticipated to test positive for Covid-19 on a regular basis at the Games Village, according to Commonwealth Games medical advisor Dr. Peter Harcourt, but that is not particularly concerning.

From July 28 until August 8, Birmingham will host the CWG 2022.

The Games will take place over 11 days and feature more than 5000 competitors from 72 countries and territories. The opening ceremony is slated for July 28.

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Addressing a media conference, he said, “About a dozen a day are returning positive but 1200-1400 athletes go through COVID-19 testing process everyday. So it gives you an idea, it’s not a huge number.”

He continued, “I’m hopeful that the event will go off without a hitch. The organising committee has done its best to ensure a secure environment.”

We have an RT-PCR test for individual travel to Birmingham and an RT-PCR test upon arrival as part of our procedures. If there is a history of COVID, the COVID vaccination status will be checked so that we can understand each individual should a positive test result occur.

“It’s a very comprehensive measure and it’s got good clinical support,” he assured.

Having dealt with COVID-19 cases, he further added: “About a lot of these things, we have got fair degree of having dealt with it. I’m confident we will be on top of it and we will have successful Games and mini-issues,” he added.