An ambassador for the 2022 FIFA World Cup has found to be tested positive for Covid-19. The organizers of the tournament, which is slated to host the tournament revealed the news on Thursday.
The Supreme Committee responsible for the organization of the event in Qatar revealed the news through a Twitter post where they mentioned that retired Qatari midfielder Adel Khamis was the one diagnosed with the virus. The tweet read:
“Retired Qatari midfielder Adel Khamis, 54, was unfortunately diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, We wish a speedy recovery to all those affected.”
Khamis, aged 54 was one of the ambassadors for the 2022 World Cup along with Tim Cahill of Australia and former Barcelona midfielder Xavi.
Despite the hold on all the non-essential services, the construction work for the stadiums to host the matches have been in full force with the workers abiding by the social distancing protocols set in place.
There have been eight cases reported so far from the construction sites across three venues but the number has not been updated since April 17.
The Supreme Committee has gone onto state that they will take necessary measures to protect the health of the people involved. They added:
“We are reviewing the situation on a continuous basis and will take the necessary measures to protect the health and safety of all construction workers and direct staff”.
They also went on to add that the measures would include the “temporary suspension of work as and when required”.
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