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India Hockey Captain Manpreet, Three Other Test Positive For Coronavirus

India Hockey Captain Manpreet Singh, Three Other Test Positive For Coronavirus

Mandeep Singh mentioned he’s doing high-quality and hopes to get better very quickly.© Twitter

India Males’s hockey workforce captain Manpreet Singh and 3 different avid gamers have examined certain for COVID-19 forward of a countrywide camp in Bengaluru, the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) mentioned on Friday. But even so Manpreet, defender Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, and drag-flicker Varun Kumar have additionally examined certain for the virus. “I’m self quarantined at the SAI campus and I’m more than happy with the best way SAI government have treated the placement… I’m doing high-quality and hope to get better very quickly,” Manpreet mentioned within the commentary issued through SAI. “I’m more than happy that they made the trying out of athletes obligatory. That proactive step helped in figuring out the issue proper in time.”

The avid gamers examined certain after returning to the nationwide hockey camp on the SAI South centre in Bengaluru following a month-long destroy. They have been previous stranded on the centre for over two months (until June) when a national lockdown was once imposed to include the coronavirus pandemic. The avid gamers have been in obligatory quarantine prior to the resumption of coaching on the centre.

“SAI made it obligatory for all athletes who reported again to the camp to take a speedy COVID-19 take a look at upon arrival,” the SAI mentioned in a commentary. “Since the entire athletes who examined certain had travelled in combination, there’s a top probability that they shriveled the virus whilst travelling from their hometowns to Bengaluru.”

The SAI additional mentioned that the entire 4 avid gamers to start with examined detrimental within the speedy take a look at. But if Manpreet and Surender started to show some COVID-19 signs, they in conjunction with 10 different avid gamers, who had travelled in combination, have been made to take the Quantitative RT-PCR take a look at on Thursday.

“…and the 4 had been discovered to be COVID certain. Although the take a look at effects have nonetheless now not been passed over to SAI, however the state govt has knowledgeable the take a look at effects to the SAI government,” the SAI mentioned.

The take a look at result of a couple of avid gamers are nonetheless awaited. All athletes together with Manpreet who reported to the camp have been present process a compulsory 14-day quarantine as in keeping with the Well being Ministry pointers.


As a precautionary measure, they have been saved in isolation to negate the opportunity of transmission of the virus. “The quarantined athletes didn’t engage with different athletes who have been already provide on the camp,” the SAI mentioned. The Same old Running Process (SOP) of the state govt and of SAI have been adopted strictly around the campus.

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