Paralympics NZ increase safety protocols ahead of Games

A RNZ article.

New Zealand’s Paralympians will be greeted by Covid-19 protocols “more stringent” than their competitors when they start arriving in Tokyo on Thursday.

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Japan and a state of emergency is extended, Paralympics NZ’s chef de mission Paula Tesoriero, who has just arrived in the country, said the top priority was to keep the team made up of 29 athletes and 37 support staff safe.

“The team protocols that we have put in place, they are more stringent than the playbooks that [organisers] Tokyo 2020 have put out, and that’s because we take the risks really seriously.

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