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Commonwealth Games 2022: Unnamed England squad athlete tests positive for Covid

England team Chef de Mission Mark England has confirmed an athlete has been sent home commonwealth games after testing positive for coronavirus.

The athlete, who has not been named due to medical confidentiality, failed the test upon arrival in Birmingham and is currently asymptomatic.

A second athlete who initially returned a positive test for the virus was later cleared to compete in the Games after further testing.

England said it hoped the athlete concerned – who had the option of returning home or entering an isolation center – would still have time to return a negative sample and return to Birmingham in time for his event.

“The athlete has gone home and is being tested according to the usual protocols until he reaches the required safety values,” England said.

“With the levels they’re showing, we’re pretty confident they’ll be back in the game.”

The British team avoided any positive tests “in the country” at the Tokyo Games – for which England were also chef de mission – and at the Winter Olympics in Beijing earlier this year.

However, England admitted it was ‘inevitable’ that there would be positive tests among the hundreds of England squad members going through the process as ‘the world is in a different place’ with the virus.

The Birmingham Organizing Committee does not publish official numbers of positive Covid cases. But he understood an athlete from Northern Ireland had already withdrawn from the Games due to coronavirus, while New Zealand confirmed one of its athletes was currently in self-isolation.

Commonwealth Games 2022: Unnamed England squad athlete tests positive for Covid

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