Qatar confirms first virus cases at World Cup sites

first_img Read Also: Neumayr: I can only say positive things about Ronaldo Officials have said they are now considering easing the lockdown after undertaking widespread testing, detection and treatment in the area. Advocacy groups including Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty warn that cramped accommodation and inadequate sanitation endanger migrant workers across the Gulf, who may not have access to healthcare. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Qatar reported on Wednesday that five coronavirus cases have been detected in workers at three World Cup stadiums, the first confirmed instances among those involved in 2022 tournament projects. Qatar confirms first virus cases at World Cup sites The Gulf nation has reported a total of seven deaths, 3,711 COVID-19 infections and 406 recoveries since March 6 but had not previously disclosed any positive tests from workers at World Cup sites. “The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) has confirmed that two staff members who work for an SC Contractor on the Al-Thumama Stadium project have tested positive for COVID-19,” organisers said in a statement to AFP. “In addition, three workers, one working on the Al-Rayyan Stadium project and two on the Al-Bayt Stadium project have tested positive.” Qatar is building seven new stadiums for the tournament, one of which has officially opened, while one existing venue was refurbished ahead of 2022. The SC was following health ministry guidance to respond to the cases and all those affected would continue to be paid and receive free healthcare, the statement added. The timings of the competition, due to be held in November and December of 2022, remain unchanged by the coronavirus pandemic which has already forced the postponement of the European football championships and the Tokyo Olympics. Both will now take place in 2021. Building work for the stadiums and infrastructure to host the global soccer spectacle has continued through the crisis even as non-essential retail has been halted and mosques, parks and restaurants have closed. – Precautionary measures – The SC said workers with symptoms are examined on site with suspected cases reported and referred for testing at accredited hospitals, the only establishments authorised to undertake the process. “Those that have tested positive will be monitored on an ongoing basis by medical professionals and will stay in quarantine for 14 days,” the statement said. “Those who came into close contact with the confirmed cases of COVID-19 are also in 14 day isolation, as a precautionary measure.” The statement did not say that work had been suspended at any of the affected stadiums. Labourers at several non-SC construction sites across Doha have continued to work in close proximity, AFP has seen, despite strict government social distancing rules. At one development close to the National Museum, a dozen workers — some unmasked — crowded close together to weld steel supports over the weekend. The Labour Ministry said on Monday that it had issued a penalty to a contractor for failing to operate its worker transport buses at the compulsory half capacity. Authorities said they had received 1,328 complaints from workers on a newly opened complaint hotline for reporting breaches of virus rules and exploitation by employers. Tens of thousands of workers are strictly confined to Doha’s Industrial Area after dozens in the blue-collar district tested positive for the virus last month. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were Kids9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias12 Marvel Superheroes Before The FameThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericallast_img read more

World Juniors today 2020: Live scores, TV schedule, updates from Sunday’s medal games

first_imgThe medal games are set.Battling for gold in a rematch of the one-sided onslaught in the group stage is Canada seeking revenge against Russia. Canada and Russia entered as two of the favorites to win the tournament and have lived up to the hype. For bronze, we have Sweden and Finland hoping not to go home empty-handed in the Scandinavian showdown. The Swedes are coming off their one and only loss in the tournament to Russia in OT while Finland went 2-1-1 in the group stage but has managed to stay alive with a 1-0 win over the United States, knocking them out of the tournament in the quarters.World Juniors primer: A team-by-team guide to the 2020 under-20 championshipMore than 100 NHL prospects will participate including Arizona Coyotes, and Team Canada, star Barrett Hayton and American Cole Caufield who was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of this year’s draft. They’ll be joined by a litany of expected 2020 draftees that should pique the interest of every NHL fan, especially projected first and second picks, Alexis Lafreniere and Quinton Byfield for Canada.This page will serve as a daily guide to the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship from Boxing Day through Jan. 5 when medals will be handed out. Follow along for live scores, updates and a full TV schedule from every game, every day. You can also check out a preview of each team here.World Juniors today: Live scores for Sunday’s medal gamesHere’s the schedule for today’s 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship medal games, scores and how to watch every game live.SUNDAY, JAN. 5TIMETV CHANNELGermany 6, Kazakhstan 05 a.m. Bronze medal game: Sweden 3, Finland 29 a.m.TSN, NHLNGold-medal game: Russia vs. Canada1 p.m.TSN, NHLN(All times Eastern) World Junior Championship standingsGROUP ATeamWinsLossesOTLPoints1. Sweden400112. Switzerland31093. Finland21174. Slovakia13035. Kazakhstan0400GROUP B Bronze medal game: Sweden 3, Finland 29 a.m.TSN, NHLNGold-medal game: Russia vs. Canada1 p.m.TSN, NHLN(All times Eastern) QF: Switzerland 1, Russia 36:30 a.m.TSN, NHLNQF: Canada 6, Slovakia 19 a.m.TSN, NHLNQF: USA 0, Finland 111:30 a.m.TSN, NHLNQF: Sweden 5, Czech Republic 02 p.m.TSN, NHLNSATURDAY, JAN. 4Relegation game: Kazakhstan 4, Germany 15 a.m. TeamWinsLossesOTLPoints1. Canada31092. United States31083. Russia22064. Czech Republic12145. Germany1303Wins in regulation = 3 pointsOvertime win = 2 pointsOvertime loss = 1 pointComplete game schedules, results: Canada | Team USA Full World Junior Championship scheduleTHURSDAY, DEC. 26Switzerland 5, Kazakhstan  3 9 a.m.TSN 1/3Czech Republic 4, Russia 39 a.m.TSN 4/5, NHLNSweden 3, Finland 2 (OT)1 p.m.TSN3Canada 6, United States 41 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNFRIDAY, DEC. 27Slovakia 3, Kazakhstan 19 a.m.TSN, NHLNGermany 3, United States 61 p.m.TSN 1/3/4, NHLNSATURDAY, DEC. 28Finland 8, Slovakia 19 a.m.TSN 1/3, NHLNCzech Republic 3, Germany 49 a.m.TSN 4/5Switzerland 2, Sweden 51 p.m.TSN3Russia 6, Canada 01 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNSUNDAY, DEC. 29Kazakhstan 1, Finland 79 a.m.TSN 3/4/5, NHLNUnited States 3, Russia 11 p.m.TSN 4/5, NHLNMONDAY, DEC. 30Kazakhstan 2, Sweden 69 a.m.TSN3Germany 1, Canada 49 a.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNSlovakia 2, Switzerland 71 p.m.TSN 1/3United States 4, Czech Republic 3 (OT)1 p.m.TSN 4/5, NHLNTUESDAY, DEC. 31Sweden 6, Slovakia 29 a.m.TSN 1/3, NHLNRussia 6, Germany 19 a.m.TSN 4/5Finland 2, Switzerland 51 p.m.TSN3Canada 7, Czech Republic 21 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNTHURSDAY, JAN. 2Relegation game: Germany 4, Kazakhstan 04 a.m. SF: Sweden 4, Russia 5 (OT)9 a.m.TSN, NHLNSF: Canada 5, Finland 01 p.m.TSN 1/4/5, NHLNSUNDAY, JAN. 5Relegation game: Germany 6, Kazakhstan 05 a.m.last_img read more