Athletes' training delayed again

The plan to have national athletes resume training in venues that are under the case of the Philippine Sports Commission is encountering delays.

Athletes' training delayed again
Atty. Guillermo Iroy
After a staff member of the PSC tested positive of the coronavirus disease, the government sports agency has shut down its facilities inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila, and at the Philsports Complex in Pasig.

PSC chairman William Ramirez confirmed this in a memo sent out to all concerned parties last Tuesday.

The shutdown, which is part of the agency's health security protocols, started yesterday and will go on indefinitely.

There were plans to let the national athletes to resume at the RMSC.

“As of now, there's no approval yet for training because of the MECQ (modified enhanced community quarantine),” said executive director Atty. Guillermo Iroy.

The training was supposed to be for those who have qualified for the Olympics and going to qualifiers.

Training will begin once the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Diseases has given the green light.

Over the past months, the PSC's facilities have been tapped as a quarantine centers for coronavirus patients.

Last month, the Rizal Memorial ballpark became the holding area of locally stranded individuals, who were provided transportation and sent to their home provinces.

Meanwhile, Marc Velasco, PSC’s National Training Director said the agency will soon conduct a “massive disinfection of facilities on both complexes to ensure the safety of our athletes should they restart training.”

Topics: national athletes , training , Philippine Sports Commission , coronavirus disease
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