The Medical Commission of the 2021 IHF Men’s World Championship announced on Saturday all the preventive measures which will be applied while hosting the tournament in Egypt.
Egypt will host the 27th edition of the IHF Men’s Handball World Championship from 13 to 31 January 2021.
The Chairman of the medical commission Dr. Hazem Khamis revealed that a COVID-19 officer will be appointed for the Championship, whose main responsibility will be making contact and following uo with the medical staff of all teams.
“The COVID officer will be in direct contact with the medical staff of all teams to deliver and follow any medical updates about the players,” Khamis told a press conference.
“Every team will have its COVID-19 officer so you needn’t worry about the contact between the teams and the medical commission,”
The medical commission also declared that the development of the Coronavirus spread will decide the number of fans attendance.
“No one will attend without screening the temperature,”
“Fans attendance inside the halls may be 50% or 25% it’s according to the World Health Organization instruction,” Khamis added.
“There will be medical checkpoints inside the halls to deal with all cases including fans,”
Khamis revealed that the medical commission is ready to deal with all cases inside and outside the playground.
Increasing the teams’ squad number
The Chairman of the medical commission revealed that the organising Committee is in direct contact with the International Handball Federation (IHF) to be aware of all updates related to the tournament and to be ready for all cases.
“We asked the IHF to increase the number of the players in the teams’ squad to replace any suspected cases as well as allowing the team to complete the tournament,” Khamis said.
“We also called the IHF to allow every team to name four additional players in their squads,” The Chairman of the medical commission concluded.