Commonwealth Games: IOA Advises Indian Contingent To Limit Public Appearances

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The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Tuesday advised the country’s contingent taking part in the upcoming Commonwealth Games to curtail their public appearances and stay indoors in view of the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Indian Olympic Association has requested the players of the Indian contingent at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to not spend much time in public places because of the threat of COVID-19, which can jeopardize the health and participation of the players,” the IOA said in a statement.

The governing body also requested the Indian athletes to employ all precautionary measures whenever needed.

IOA’s directive comes at a time, when the UK continues to record thousands of COVID-19 cases, despite the fall in numbers.

India have fielded a 321-strong contingent that includes 215 athletes and 107 officials and support staff for the quadrennial event.

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The CWG are scheduled to be held from July 28 to August 8.

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