Mandeep Singh Tests Positive For COVID-19; Shifted to hospital after oxygen level drop
Mandeep Singh became the sixth national hockey player to test positive for coronavirus ahead of the national camp in Bengaluru, the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
Mandeep Singh became the sixth national hockey player to test positive for coronavirus ahead of the national camp in Bengaluru, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said in a statement on Monday.
Being treated along with five other players including captain Manpreet Singh, the 25-year old team forward from Jalandhar is asymptomatic.
On Monday, SAI said that forward Mandeep Singh became the sixth India player to test positive for Covid-19. Upon reaching the Bengaluru campus to report for the national camp. On Friday, five other players – captain Manpreet Singh, goalkeeper Krishan Pathak, defenders Varun Kumar. Also, Surender Kumar, and midfielder Jaskaran Singh too had contracted the virus.
Mandeep, according to SAI, was asymptomatic. “He is being administered treatment by doctors along with five players who have tested positive,” SAI said in a statement, adding that the 25-year-old was among the 20 players who had undergone a RT-PCR test while entering the facility last week.
Shifted To Hospital:
Mandeep was shifted to SS Sparsh multispeciality hospital last night after it was found that his blood oxygen level was dropping below normal. As per latest reports, his condition is currently stable.
The national team players were given a month-long break from training, which is scheduled to resume later this month after the 14-day quarantine period is over. It is learnt that all the players and coaching staff, who have returned to the centre last week after spending the month at their respective homes. In addition, will have to take another Covid-19 test after their quarantine is over.
Apart from men’s team chief coach Graham Reid. All other players and coaches of the men and women’s team had gone home during the break. Once the players who returned and coaches test negative, they will be allowed to resume camp as per the Standard Operating Procedure laid down by SAI and Hockey India. The training is likely to be held while maintaining social distancing, to start with. Gradual relaxations will be allowed at a later stage.
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