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Riga Dinamo returns from Russian road trip with several Covid-19 infections

BC, Riga, 21.09.2020.Print version

Latvian ice hockey club Riga Dinamo has recently returned from its Russian road trip with at least five confirmed Covid-19 infection, the Latvian sports portal sportacentrs.com reports, cites LETA.

According to the sports portal, they have obtained information that at least five team members have arrived back from Russia and tested positive for Covid-19, but the results of the whole team have yet to completed.

Ilze Araja, a spokeswoman for the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), told LETA that the epidemiological investigation is still ongoing, but five cases related to the hockey team have been confirmed. Several contacts have also been identified. The patients and contacts are in isolation.

The CDC representative also did not specify at the moment whether the patients and contact persons were hockey players or other persons working for the team.

The number of contacts cannot be mentioned at this time, as the epidemiological investigation is still ongoing. It will also explain where the infection took place and whether it could have happened in Russia, she said.

Meanwhile, the club's board chairman Juris Savicskis told the portal that the club will not rush to publish any information at the moment until there is most clarity.

"Our team members have submitted their samples, and we are now waiting for the results. Then we will make a decision. So far, nothing concrete has been confirmed to us. But the fact that there are positive (infection cases) is clear," Savickis explains.

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