Mandeep Singh turns into sixth hockey participant to check constructive for Covid-19

New Delhi, August 10

Indian hockey staff ahead Mandeep Singh has examined constructive for COVID-19, turning into the sixth nationwide participant to contract the dreaded an infection, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) stated on Monday.

The 25-year-old from Jalandhar is asymptomatic and is being handled together with 5 different gamers by medical doctors in Bengaluru, the place the nationwide camp is because of begin on August 20 on the SAI centre.

“Mandeep Singh, a member of the Indian Men’s Hockey team, who was given the Covid test (RT PCR) along with 20 other players at the National Camp at SAI’s National Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, has tested COVID positive, but is asymptomatic,” the SAI stated in an announcement.

“He is being attended to by doctors, along with the five other players who have tested positive.”              

Indian captain Manpreet Singh and 4 different gamers had examined constructive for COVID-19 final week after returning to the SAI Centre following a month-long break.

Defender Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, drag-flicker Varun Kumar and goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak are the opposite 4 gamers, who examined constructive.

According to the SAI medical doctors, all of the gamers had been exhibiting solely “mild symptoms” and are doing effectively. They are housed within the National Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru.

The gamers had been earlier stranded on the centre for over two months (until June) when a nationwide lockdown was imposed to include the virus.

After getting back from the break, the gamers had been in necessary quarantine earlier than resumption of coaching on the centre.

India’s COVID-19 case tally has crossed 22 lakh with the general loss of life toll nearing the 45,000 mark. PTI 

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