Sports Olympic officials testing 1,200 Pyeongchang security workers for norovirus

19:42  06 february  2018
19:42  06 february  2018 Source:   thestar.com

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Olympic officials are scrambling to contain an outbreak of the norovirus that has sickened dozens of security guards days ahead of the official kickoff of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. Around 1 , 200 security staff members have been kept in their rooms while they wait to be tested for the highly

1 , 200 Security Workers at Pyeongchang Tested for Norovirus . Pyeongchang 's Olympic organizing committee said Monday that officials started investigating a norovirus outbreak after 41 security guards suffered diarrhea and vomiting.


PYEONGCHANG—About 1,200 people working security at the Pyeongchang Olympics are being kept in their rooms while they’re tested for norovirus.

Lee Hee-beom, chairman of the Pyeongchang Olympics organizing committee, said Tuesday that they’ll be sequestered until they’re declared well.

He says results of tests on the workers will come out soon.

Pyeongchang’s Olympic organizing committee said Monday that officials started investigating a norovirus outbreak after 41 security guards suffered diarrhea and vomiting.

Officials are examining food and water sources at a mountainside facility in Pyeongchang where the guards had been staying and also inspecting 18 other facilities that rely on groundwater.

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PYEONGCHANG : About 1 , 200 people working security at the Pyeongchang Olympics are being kept in their rooms while they're tested for norovirus . He says results of tests on the workers will come out soon. Pyeongchang 's Olympic organizing committee said Monday that officials started

South Korean authorities deployed 900 military personnel at the Pyeongchang Olympics after the security force was depleted by an outbreak of norovirus . About 1 , 200 people working security were being kept in their rooms while being tested for norovirus .

Norovirus is a contagious virus that causes stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea. The most effective way to stop the spread is to practice good handwashing and personal hygiene.

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South Korean soldiers inspect a visitor at a security checkpoint as they replace security guards showing symptoms of the norovirus at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Tuesday.© JUNG YEON-JE South Korean soldiers inspect a visitor at a security checkpoint as they replace security guards showing symptoms of the norovirus at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Tuesday.

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