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Indian Hockey Player Mandeep Singh Becomes Sixth Player To Tests COVID-19 Positive

New Delhi: Indian hockey workforce ahead Mandeep Singh has examined optimistic for COVID-19, turning into the sixth nationwide participant to contract the dreaded an infection, the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) mentioned on Monday.

The 25-year-old from Jalandhar is asymptomatic and is being handled together with the opposite 5 gamers by docs 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 mentioned in a press release.

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

Indian captain Manpreet Singh and 4 different gamers had examined optimistic 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 optimistic.

In keeping with the SAI docs, all of the gamers had been displaying solely “mild symptoms” and are doing effectively. They’re housed within the Nationwide 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 obligatory 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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