DOHA, May 1: An ambassador for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the tournament�s organisers said. Retired Qatari midfielder Adel Khamis, 54, �was unfortunately diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19,� the Supreme Committee for the organisation of the 2022 tournament wrote in a tweet on Thursday.
�We wish a speedy to all those affected.�
The number of confirmed infections among those involved in construction for 2022 facilities stands at eight across three stadium projects, but organisers have not given an updated toll since April 17. Qatar has reported 13,409 cases of COVID-19, 1,372 recoveries and 10 deaths.
Work on Qatar�s World Cup stadiums and mega-projects linked to the tournament has continued apace despite tough social distancing rules to stem the spread of coronavirus among the largely migrant workforce.
The supreme committee responsible for delivering the tournament said it �is 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�. � AFP