Para-Athlete Nishad Kumar Tests Positive For Coronavirus | Athletics News

Para-Athlete Nishad Kumar Tests Positive For Coronavirus


Nishad Kumar had clinched gold medal on the Fazza World Para Athletics Grand Prix.© Twitter




Nishad Kumar, a gold medalist on the Fazza World Para Athletics Grand Prix held in Dubai, has examined constructive for coronavirus, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) mentioned on Sunday. “Nishad had arrived at the SAI Bengaluru campus on 23rd/24th February along with three fellow national campers (2 athletes and 1 support staff) and went for mandatory 7-day quarantine upon arrival. As per SAI SOP, an RT PCR test was done on the 6th day of quarantine, where he came COVID positive,” SAI mentioned in a press release.

SAI mentioned Nishad, a gold medalist within the males’s excessive bounce T46/47 occasion that happened on the Fazza Grand Prix, has been moved to SS Sparsh Multi-speciality hospital as a precautionary measure.

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“Quarantine of all other national campers in SAI, Bengaluru has been extended for 7 more days,” SAI mentioned.

Also, Satyanarayana, Para-Athletics coach who tested positive for COVID-19 final week and was in the identical hospital, has now been discharged and is underneath seven days quarantine.

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