Indian hockey crew ahead Mandeep Singh has examined constructive for COVID-19, changing 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 Males’s Hockey crew, who was given the Covid take a look at (RT PCR) together with 20 different gamers on the Nationwide Camp at SAI’s Nationwide Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, has examined COVID constructive, however is asymptomatic,” the SAI mentioned in a press release.
“He’s being administered remedy by docs, together with the opposite 5 gamers who’ve examined constructive.” 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. In response to the SAI docs, all of the gamers had been displaying solely “delicate signs” and are doing properly. 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 comprise 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.