The Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) has been informed by FINA that four National swimmers from Team Singapore has been tested positive while at the World Championships in Abu Dhabi.
This was after the swimmers had taken a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test as part of the event’s safety protocols.
It is unknown who are the four from the contingent of 14 swimmers sent to compete in the championships that runs from Dec 16 to Dec 21.
The 14 which are representing Singapore in this event according to the SSA are:
- Ardi Azman
- Teong Tzen Wei
- Pang Sheng Jun
- Darren Chua
- Glen Lim
- Maximillian Ang
- Chan Zi Yi
- Mikkel Lee
- Nur Marina Chan
- Ong Jung Yi
- Jamie Koo
- Ashley Lim
- Amanda Lim
- Quah Jing Wen
Moved to quarantine facilities
The SSA has said in their statement that they are keeping in contact with the swimmers, the families of the swimmers as well as the authorities to provide necessary support as well as to ensure that the swimmers are in good health and are taken care of.
The swimmers who are tested positive have already been moved to facilities dedicated for quarantine and the rest are currently in self isolation.
Unable to carry on with competition
The SSA was also informed by FINA that the Singapore contingent will not be able to take part in the competition any longer as they are considered close contact of the positive cases.
The SSA added that they will follow fully the protocols in place of Abu Dhabi.
As a result of not being able to continue with the competition, the contingent will head back early, pending arrangements made by the SSA for them to fly back to Singapore.
As for the four positive cases, they will remain in Abu Dhabi under the care of SSA’s Technical Director, Sonya Porter, until they have recovered and are allowed to travel back together.
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