Olympian: World has a lot to learn from how Covid is contained at Olympics

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Newstalk ZB,
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Mon, 26 Jul 2021, 12:43PM
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Olympian: World has a lot to learn from how Covid is contained at Olympics

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 26 Jul 2021, 12:43PM

The world could have lessons to learn from how Covid-19 is being contained at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Strict measures are in place for all events.

That includes for the New Zealanders back in action today -- in the swimming, rowing, sailing, surfing, hockey, triathlon, shooting, rugby sevens, tennis and cycling.

Dave Gerrard, who's part of the International Swimming Federation medical team, told Mike Hosking the rules seem to be working with athletes of all cultures doing what they're told.

“This infection control in the face of a pandemic, such as we've never met before, demonstrates that we can get people in large numbers to observe restrictions.”

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