Andrew Parsons, the president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will not be in Beijing for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games due to COVID-19.
The IPC president and IOC member sent his regards on Twitter after testing positive for COVID-19.
“Really disappointed I will not attend the @Olympics, as I just tested positive to COVID-19,” he tweeted.
“While I’m in isolation, will focus on recovering and preparing for the @Paralympics and on watching Olympic competitions on TV. The best of luck to all Olympians, the IOC and @Beijing2022.”
The 2022 Paralympic Games begin March 4 and run through March 13.