NOROVIRUS ALERT: South Korea Winter Olympics pulls 1,200 guards as superbug strikes

NOROVIRUS ALERT: South Korea Winter Olympics pulls 1,200 guards as superbug strikes
 

The PyeongChang Olympic Organization Committee has pulled 1,200 guards from duty after 41 were struck down with the sickness bug.
Officials quickly drafted in a further 900 people to replace the guards, including some from the military, as Norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug, is very contagious.
South Korea Olympic Games chief Lee Hee-beom said they are on schedule for Friday’s opening ceremony, despite having to battle the spread of the virus among staff alongside the bitterly cold weather.
Lee said preparations for the first Winter Olympics in Asia outside Japan were complete... read more

 
6 February 2018 in World News, Views: 33
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