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COVID-19 rings alarming bell in men’s hockey prep camp; several members test positive

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: The deadly pandemic COVID-19 has once again spread its wings all over the country. The number of cases has been rising alarmingly. It has hit the training camp of the Indian men’s hockey team as well.

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Several Indian men’s hockey players and members tested positive on Thursday, which has hampered Team India’s preparation for the upcoming Commonwealth Games starting on July 28 in Birmingham.

As per the report, five members of the team, including star striker Gurjant Singh and head coach Graham Reid, have tested positive for COVID.

The RT-PCR tests took place on Wednesday morning. The infected team members have a mild fever and other symptoms. All the precautions have been taken, and the infected players, team members, and head coach have been put under isolation.

A team source has revealed the names of infected members. They are striker Gurjant, midfielder Ashis Kumar Topno, the head coach of Australia, Graham Reid, and video analyst Ashok Kumar Chinnaswamy. They have found COVID positive.

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Currently, 31 players are getting training at a Sports India camp. All the players had assembled for the camp after returning home following their participation in the FIH Hockey Pro League double-headers against Belgium and the Netherlands.

The hockey camp will continue till July 23, after which the team will land in the UK to participate in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

The number of COVID-positives has been rapidly increasing in the country. India has seen a surge in coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

Wasim Haque

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