, Media travelling to Olympics ‘hugely frustrated’ by ‘double standards’ on quarantine, Nzuchi Times

Media travelling to Olympics ‘hugely frustrated’ by ‘double standards’ on quarantine

, Media travelling to Olympics ‘hugely frustrated’ by ‘double standards’ on quarantine, Nzuchi Times

Sky News host Paul Murray says when it comes to the Tokyo Olympics and coronavirus cases there’s a “slightly different standard” whereby athletes who test positive to coronavirus do not have to go into hotel quarantine. Mr Murray said this was despite the fact there has been “more cases” arising from the athletes competing at the Olympic games. “If you are an athlete and test positive to coronavirus you don’t have to go into hotel quarantine, you don’t have to leave the athlete’s village, your trainers, the officials – they don’t have to either. But if you’re a member of the media travelling to the Olympic games … you are in hotel quarantine for two whole weeks,” Mr Murray said. He said the media affected say this is an “obvious double standard”. “Hugely frustrated are the BBC Scotland reporters … that they’d been identified as close contacts of a COVID case – so they don’t even have it. “So despite the fact they don’t have it but might’ve been somewhere near it they’re in a hotel room for the next two weeks.”

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