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Olympics for Australian mixed curlers

The Olympic mixed competition in curling is burdened by a corona case.

Australian Tahli Gill tested positive for the virus in Beijing. Gill and her partner Dean Hewitt, the first Australian curlers to compete in the Winter Olympics, did not compete in the group games against Switzerland and Canada scheduled for Sunday.

The Australian Olympic Committee is trying to get the duo home as soon as possible. After seven defeats in seven games, Gill and Hewitt had no chance of reaching the semifinals.

Overall, organizers reported only 10 new cases from Saturday’s testing, bringing the total to 363 since Jan. 23. “Yesterday we had 45 cases, today ten, we hope to keep this trend going,” said Huang Chun, in charge for pandemic prevention in the organizing committee: “But at the same time we have to be very vigilant in terms of closed-loop control measures so that clusters do not occur.”

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