The Indian athletes who complained of having endured bad living conditions and illnesses at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala, may not have it any better in Glasgow, as a new bout of viral outbreak seems to have gripped the games village.
The virus, now being identified as 'Norovirus' is said to have be prevalent, where symptoms of the illness include vomiting and diarrhea.
Authorities at the event told The Herald that the few cases in Dalmarnock district were being thoroughly investigated.
"We have been made aware of a small number of diarrhea and vomiting cases being reported from workforce in the village, which we are investigating," a spokesperson told The Herald.
The Indian athletes had earlier severely criticized the living conditions at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports as being far from desirable, with paddler Sharath Kamal having described it as being "unacceptable conditions" as per Zee News.
"Playing conditions are OK but staying in NIS is a nightmare. I don't have to be in Patiala for long as I am in Germany for major part of the year but I feel bad for other athletes who live here for a long time," he said.
Sharath also detailed the harsh conditions that the poor athletes have to endure whilst in training at the academy to bring laurels for their country.
"The rooms are in bad shape, the common bathrooms are full of filth and the air conditioners in the room are hardly effective in this heat. We are not asking for something fancy but we need to be provided normal conditions before you expect us to be the best in our sport," he stressed.
Meanwhile, the organizers at the Glasgow event appear to be in no hurry to press the panic button as yet, despite a warning having been sent out to the residents, wherein, the virus has been termed as being "highly contagious."
The village in Glasgow, where the athletes are arriving in batches, have been issued a warning to stay indoors, if in case they show any symptoms as the virus is said to affect a person for at most 48 hours.
The message sent out is said to have read: "Any village resident with any signs or symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting should stay in their rooms and contact the polyclinic for assistance by telephone or through their team management.
"Workforce should notify their manager and avoid coming into work. If symptoms appear while on shift, workforce should contact their supervisor. Please remind your teams about adopting good practice in the use of regular hand-washing and sanitiser."