In a follow-up on the norovirus outbreak at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, Korean health officials now put the number of confirmed cases at 261, as of Friday, with 111 cases reported from the Horeb Youth Centre, 74 from PyeongChang and 76 from Gangneung.
Forty-four of the cases remain under quarantine, according to officials.
Swiss Olympics reported Thursday (computer translated) that norovirus has been detected in two athletes from the Swiss delegation in PyeongChang. Both live in Bokwang and not in the Olympic Village. The athletes concerned were immediately brought to single rooms and had no contact with the other athletes. They have also been taken care of by the Swiss Olympic medical team and no longer have any symptoms of the virus.
The whole Swiss delegation was encouraged to follow the appropriate hygiene measures (wash your hands regularly and for a long time with soap, disinfect your hands with a disinfectant, do not shake hands, etc.). We believe that these two cases will remain the only ones and that the two athletes will be completely completed soon.
We would also like to point out that norovirus-affected athletes will be able to compete – with strict measures and with the IOC’s approval.
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