STATEMENT: Positive COVID-19 case detected at World Junior-B Championships

After developing symptoms, an athlete from the Hungarian junior men’s team has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their opening game at the World Junior-B Curling Championships 2022.

The individual and the remaining members of the team have now been isolated awaiting confirmatory PCR testing and will forfeit their opening game, scheduled to take place at 19:00 on Monday (3 January) evening.

Contact tracing procedures are now underway.

Close contacts are determined within the event protocols as those who have spent 15 minutes in close physical proximity without masks, or if there has been direct physical contact with the impacted individual.

Under the protocols for the championships, those deemed as close contacts who return negative results will be allowed to return to competition, but will be subject to additional testing.

To respect the privacy of the impacted individual, no further information will be released at this time.

Lohja, Finland

3 January 2022
Crisis Communication