The Indian hockey team resumed national camp in Bengaluru this week. The camp has become a hotspot for coronavirus positive cases. After 4 players including captain Manpreet Singh contracted the novel coronavirus, now, Mandeep Singh has tested positive for the contagion disease.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) said in a statement “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. He is being administered treatment by doctors, along with the other five players who have tested positive.”
Earlier, Hockey players Manpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, and Varun Kumar, who reported to the National Hockey Camp in Sports Authority of India’s National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in Bengaluru along with the team, after a home break, tested positive for coronavirus.
After Manpreet and Surender began to display some COVID symptoms, they along with the other ten athletes who had travelled together were given the Quantitative RT-PCR test on Thursday, and the four were found to be COVID positive.
Meanwhile, all the athletes, including Manpreet, who reported to camp were undergoing quarantine as per the Health Ministry Guidelines and as a precautionary measure were kept in isolation to contain the transmission of the virus.