24 Athletes, 12 Support Staff Members Test COVID-19 Positive In SAI Bhopal, None Olympic-Bound | Athletics News

The constructive outcomes did not embrace any Tokyo Olympic-bound athlete.© AFP

As many as 24 sportspersons and 12 help workers members have examined constructive for the coronavirus on the Sports Authority of India‘s (SAI) Bhopal centre however not one of the athletes are Olympics-bound. According to SAI, the constructive instances got here to mild throughout two rounds of precautionary checks on April 3 and 6. The SAI Bhopal Center would not home any Olympic possible. “In the two rounds of testing, a total of 36 people have tested positive for Covid, out of whom 24 are athletes, and the other 12 who are staff of NCOE (National Centre of Excellence),” a SAI official instructed PTI when enquired in regards to the checks.

“None of the athletes who have tested positive are Olympic-bound. Some of the athletes who tested positive had returned from wushu and judo competitions.”

In order to include the unfold of the virus, the athletes, who’ve examined constructive, have been shifted to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

“None of the athletes are critical.”

The SAI had additional instructed all of the NCOEs to strictly observe its current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with stress on conducting common precautionary checks.


On March 31, 30 sportspersons and help workers throughout disciplines have been discovered to be COVID-19 constructive after 741 precautionary checks have been performed on the National Centres of Excellence in Patiala and Bengaluru.

However, the constructive ends in each the centres didn’t embrace any Tokyo Olympic-bound athlete.

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