Mandeep Singh becomes sixth India hockey star to test COVID-19 positive

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Bengaluru: Indian hockey team forward Mandeep Singh has become the sixth player to test positive for COVID-19, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said in a statement Monday (August 10).

“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.

According to SAI doctors, all players were showing only ‘mild-symptoms’ and were doing well. After returning to their training base following a month’s break, all the players were in mandatory quarantine. They are housed in the National Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru.

Last week five more players from the national team, namely captain Manpreet Singh, defender Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, drag-flicker Varun Kumar and goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak had tested positive. Unline Manpreet and Surender, Mandeep is asymptomatic.

Meanwhile, India’s COVID 19 tally has crossed 22 lakh mark, with death toll raised near 45000-mark. India is currently the third worst hit nation after the US and Brazil.

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