Tokyo 2020: After COVID warriors, Olympic athletes to get coronavirus vaccine, Says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju


Union Youth and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Monday that Olympic athletes in Tokyo will receive the coronavirus vaccine after vaccination of COVID warriors.

“When the vaccination starts for others – after the Covid warriors – we want to give it first to our players, especially the Olympic athletes. First of all, we need to make sure the Covid warriors get the vaccine because they are the ones who protect society. Then the next round will come to the athletes, we come to the last. Our athletes are in the foreground, “said Rijiju ANI.

Previously, the Sports Ministry asked the Health Ministry to prioritize Olympic athletes in Tokyo for the coronavirus vaccine.

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“We have asked the Ministry of Health to prioritize the athletes. At the moment, we are awaiting their response. Once they respond, we will start to execute the process. There is still time for the Olympics and we hope that we can We have discussions with all the departments concerned on this subject and we are working on it, had declared a source to the ministry for the Sports. ANI.

Rijiju further praised the upcoming international events India is expected to host including the Shooting World Cup and India Open 2021.

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“I have already given my support and approval to the NRAI for the Shooting World Cup and for the edition of the World Badminton Series India, I have given my nod to BAI. I encourage more international matches in India and our teams come out too, but in the future, I want more international games and competitions to take place in India, ”he said.

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The ISSF World Cup is scheduled at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi from March 18-29.

In addition, the Minister of Sports confirmed that he will join President Ram Nath Kovind for the inauguration of the Sardar Patel Gujarat stadium where the third test between India and England will take place from Wednesday.

“Tomorrow I am going to Ahmedabad as Minister of Sports. It is a moment of pride that we are going to inaugurate the largest cricket stadium in the world. I will join the president,” said Rijiju.



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