Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 7
Five hockey gamers, together with skipper Manpreet Singh, who not too long ago returned to hitch the nationwide camp in Bengaluru, have examined constructive for Covid-19. Apart from Manpreet, Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, Varun Kumar and Krishan Pathak examined constructive for the virus.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) had began the hockey camp for each males’s and girls’s groups from August 4. As per the protocol, all of the gamers and help workers have been subjected to fast Covid assessments after they joined the camp and the outcomes had come out unfavourable.
But when Manpreet and Surender started to show some signs of Covid, they and 10 different gamers who had travelled collectively have been advised to bear the Quantitative RT-PCR take a look at. Five of the 10 who underwent this take a look at have been discovered to be Covid-positive. It is known that the quantity may rise as a number of take a look at outcomes are awaited.
The state authorities knowledgeable SAI authorities of the outcomes, though it’s but to share all particulars.
“Since all the athletes who tested positive had travelled together, there is a high likelihood that they contracted the virus while travelling from their hometowns to Bengaluru,” SAI stated in a press release.
“All athletes, including Manpreet, who reported to camp were undergoing quarantine… The quarantined athletes did not interact with other athletes who were already present at the camp,” the assertion added.
Manpreet stated he hoped to get well quickly. “I am very happy that they made the testing of athletes mandatory. That proactive step helped in identifying the problem right in time. I am doing fine and hope to recover very soon,” he stated.