Harmanpreet Singh (Picture Credit score: Hockey India) Indian males’s hockey crew captain Manpreet Singh in addition to Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh and Varun Kumar have examined optimistic for the coronavirus on Friday. Information18 Sports activities Final Up to […]
Indian males’s hockey crew captain Manpreet Singh in addition to Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh and Varun Kumar have examined optimistic for the coronavirus on Friday.
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The Indian males’s hockey crew captain Manpreet Singh and 4 different gamers have examined optimistic for COVID-19 however the nationwide camp will resume in Bengaluru as scheduled with those that are match to coach, the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) stated on Friday.
In addition to Manpreet, defender Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, drag-flicker Varun Kumar and goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak have additionally examined optimistic for the dreaded virus.
“I’m self quarantined on the SAI campus and I’m very proud of the best way SAI authorities have dealt with the scenario…I’m doing advantageous and hope to get better very quickly,” the 28-year-old Manpreet stated within the assertion issued by SAI.
“I’m very completely happy that they made testing of athletes necessary. That proactive step helped in figuring out the issue proper in time.”
The gamers examined optimistic after returning to the nationwide hockey camp on the SAI South Centre in Bengaluru following a month-long break.
A SAI supply, nevertheless, stated that the camp will resume from August 20 as deliberate with the match gamers.
“As of now the camp is on and can resume as deliberate. The match gamers can begin their particular person coaching and the gamers who’ve examined optimistic for COVID can resume later after recovering however they must cross a health take a look at,” the supply stated.
The nationwide gamers had been earlier stranded on the centre for over two months (until June) when a nationwide lockdown was imposed to comprise the virus.
After getting back from the break, the gamers had been in necessary quarantine earlier than coaching’s resumption on the centre.
In response to SAI, Pathak’s consequence got here late from the state authorities.
“…SAI made it necessary for all athletes , who reported again to the camp to take a fast COVID-19 take a look at upon arrival,” the SAI stated in an announcement.
In response to the SAI supply all of the gamers who’ve examined optimistic had been a part of a 10-member group who’ve travelled collectively and there are possibilities of extra positve outcomes come out.
“Do not be shocked if some extra optimistic outcomes come out,” the SAI supply informed PTI.
“Since all of the athletes who examined optimistic had travelled collectively, there’s a excessive chance that they contracted the virus whereas travelling from their hometowns to Bengaluru.”
The SAI additional stated that each one the 5 gamers initially examined destructive within the fast take a look at.
However when Manpreet and Surender started to indicate some COVID-19 signs, they together with 10 different gamers, who had travelled collectively, had been made to endure the Quantitative RT-PCR take a look at on Thursday.
“…and the 5 have been discovered to be COVID optimistic. Although the take a look at outcomes have nonetheless not been handed over to SAI, however the state authorities has knowledgeable the take a look at outcomes to the SAI authorities,” the SAI stated.
“The quarantined athletes didn’t work together with different athletes who had been already current on the camp,” the SAI stated.
The Customary Working Process (SOP) of the state authorities and of SAI had been being adopted strictly throughout the campus.
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