Forty-two more cases of norovirus were confirmed around the sites of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Thursday, bringing the official tally of cases this week to 128. The New York Times reports that 97 of the cases have been at Horeb Youth Centre, a dormitory that housed many local security staff members; 11 were in Pyeongchang; 20 were in Gangneung.
Event organizers have been working tirelessly to carry out a scorched-earth assault on every last germ in a 40-mile radius, and everyone entering the cafeteria in the athletes’ village was stopped and required to take a dollop of 62-percent ethanol hand sanitizer. More than a thousand people have been quarantined as organizers have rushed to halt the spread of the virus, which can cause bouts of vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Source: New York Times