Beach volleyball player Graudiņa COVID-19 positive

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Due to a positive COVID-19 test, Tīna Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka will not be able to defend the European Champions title in beach volleyball next weekend, Gunta Aizporiete, general secretary of the Latvian Volleyball Federation (LVF), told LETA September 4.

The COVID-19 test received on Friday has proved positive for Graudiņa, which means that she will not be allowed to participate in the European beach volleyball championship.

The LVF informs that the result of the tests is COVID-19 negative for the athlete's teammate Kravčenoka and their coach Andris Krumins. However, as these persons have been recognized as direct contact, they must also respect two weeks of self-isolation, observe their health and re-test for COVID-19.

The LVF currently works closely with epidemiologists of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC), has clarified all the information available at this point and identified the risks. The SPKC shall identify all direct contacts that have been in contact with Graudiņa from 29 August. 

The LVF stressed that the safety of visitors and athletes is a priority for the European beach volleyball championship. A special COVID-19 risk prevention team has been set up to avoid cases during the planned championship. The LVF also said that the requirements will be very strict and will far exceed the national limits.

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