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Riiber has tested positive

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The Norwegian combined star Jarl Magnus Riiber has tested positive for the corona. This is confirmed by the Olympic Summit in a press release. The control test is also positive.

Riiber was already defined as close contact after a situation before leaving Norway, and has now tested positive twice in the Olympic city.

From the same situation before departure, teammates Espen Andersen and Espen Bjørnstad had the status of close contacts.

The 24-year-old was a clear gold candidate in the Olympics after he has been absolutely superb in the World Cup this season.

The regulations state that close contacts must be identified 48 hours back in time from the first positive test. This means that there are six new close contacts from the flight, all are practitioners. Earlier today it was announced that these are Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold, Johannes Thingnes Bø and Mons Røiseland.

In addition, three more close contacts have now been defined among the athletes. They are Johanne Killi, Anna Odine Strøm and Jørgen Graabak. All practitioners have given their approval for the publication of the names. It writes Olympiatoppen.

– We believe we have a good picture of the situation, and that we have identified the relevant close contacts. What is important now is that everyone is very careful with the infection control measures, and is extra careful going forward. The virus is insidious, and we are doing what we can to put a stop to further spread, says chief physician for the Olympic squad, Aasne Fenne Hoksrud.

The first exercise for the combined athletes is Wednesday 9 February.

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