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Fijians safe in Glasgow

Rashneel Kumar
Friday, July 18, 2014

THE Fiji contingent in Scotland for the Commonwealth Games is safe amidst the reported case of diarrhoea and vomiting outbreak at the Games Athletes Village in Glasgow.

Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) secretary general and CEO Lorraine Mar confirmed there was no reported case from Team Fiji.

"My understanding is that so far only the workforce has been affected," Mar said.

"No comment on this has been received from the Chef de Mission and we are confident that Team Fiji has not been affected and that the organising committee will take the necessary precautions to ensure that the residents of the Games Village are safe."

According to a BBC report, the outbreak is "thought to be the highly-contagious norovirus".

A Games organising committee spokesman said: "There have been 12 reports from workforce of diarrhoea and vomiting which we are investigating. "

Mar said the first batch of Team Fiji members had arrived safely in Glasgow and were settling in well ahead of the Games which will start on July 23.

She said athletics, bowls and judo team members successfully completed the delegation registration meeting upon arrival on Wednesday.

Mar added members from swimming, weightlifting and medical team was scheduled to arrive today.

"In the meantime, the athletic team moved to Dumphries yesterday (Wednesday), where they are holding a one-week pre-Games training camp.








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