Coronavirus: Mandeep Singh becomes 6th Indian hockey player to test positive for COVID-19
First Published 10, Aug 2020, 12:16 PM
Striker Mandeep Singh is the latest member of the Indian men's hockey team to test positive for the novel coronavirus. However, he is asymptomatic.
Indian hockey team forward Mandeep Singh has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), becoming the sixth national player to contract the dreaded infection, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Monday (August 10).
The 25-year-old from Jalandhar is asymptomatic and is being treated along with the other five players by doctors in Bengaluru, where the national camp is due to start on August 20 at the SAI centre.
"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," the SAI said in a statement.
Earlier, captain Manpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, Varun Kumar and Krishan Pathak had also been diagnosed with COVID-19 upon arrival at the centre for the hockey national camp which began on August 4.
The five players are doing fine and coach Graham Reid had confirmed the same. "I am constantly in touch with all five of them and they are doing fine. SAI has made every arrangement to give them the best care. The chefs are making special dishes for them as per their choice, beyond the mess menu, and the athletes are very happy about it," Reid had said.