Figure skating-Germany’s Seegert tests positive for COVID-19

BEIJING : German figure skater Nolan Seegert's participation at the Beijing Games is in doubt after he tested positive for COVID-19, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) said on Wednesday.

Seegert, who competes in pairs with Minerva Fabienne Hase, does not have any symptoms and is isolating in a hotel room.

"There is currently a confirmed so-called close contact, also in the figure skating team," DOSB said in a statement.

"The athlete may be released from quarantine if there are two consecutive negative tests with a 24 hour interval. Those affected are tested twice a day."

Many athletes have been ruled out of the Feb. 4-20 Games after testing positive on arrival at the airport while others who are asymptomatic are isolating.

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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