Eight Members Of Indian Boxing Squad Test COVID-19 Positive In Turkey
New Delhi: Eight members of an Indian boxing squad, including three pugilists, tested positive for COVID-19 during a competition trip to Turkey. They have been quarantined in Istanbul, News18 reported.
Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Gaurav Solanki (57kg), Prayag Chouhan (75kg) and Brijesh Yadav (81kg) tested positive for the virus a week back, leading to them being quarantined following the event which ended on March 19.
Coaches Dharmendra Yadav and Santosh Birmole, physiotherapists Shikha Kedia and Dr Umesh along with video analyst Nitin Kumar are the others in isolation, a team source told PTI. They were in Istanbul to compete in the Bosphorus Tournament. Solanki had claimed a bronze among men. Among women, Nikhat Zareen (51kg) had also fetched a bronze helping India finish with two medals overall.
Those who have tested positive will have to wait for at least one more week before they undergo a fresh COVID-19 test to ascertain their recovery and clear the passage for a flight home, the report added.
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