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Commonwealth Games village hit by illness


Glasgow: The Commonwealth Games athletes’ village has been hit by an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting just as competitors are arriving in Glasgow.

Games organisers say they are investigating 12 cases of the illness among the workforce at the village, but there are no reported cases of athletics or team officials being infected.

Organisers said in a statement that “village residents and workforce have been informed and issued with health information,” adding that “the village is open and operating as normal.”

The games, featuring former British Empire nations, run from July 23 through August 3.