Ser Miang Ng will not attend the Beijing 2022 Paralympics ©Getty Images

International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president Ser Miang Ng is to miss the Beijing 2022 Paralympics after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Singaporean has "only mild symptoms and is recovering well", according to the IOC.

It means that International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons has been asked to represent the IOC at the Paralympics.

Parsons is an IOC member.

In a twist of fate, Parsons missed the recent Winter Olympics because he had testing positive for COVID-19.

Parsons, who is Brazilian, became an IOC member in 2018 and will be the only one at the Paralympics.

The 45-year-old was re-elected IPC President in December.

Parsons chaired an IPC Bard meeting today where it was decided that athletes from Russia and Belarus may compete as neutral athletes, under the Paralympic flag, at Beijing 2022.

They will win medals and take part in medal ceremonies, but these will not count towards the medals table.