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21 Boxers at Women’s National Camp in Delhi, test Covid positive

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None of them Olympic-bound


Khel Today Bureau

New Delhi: Precautionary Covid tests were conducted at the National Coaching Camp for Elite Women Boxers at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi and 21 campers, including players and coaching staff, have tested positive. None of them however are Olympic-bound boxers. All those who have tested positive are asymptomatic and they have been moved to a quarantine zone as per the common protocol of the Sports Authority of India.

The Olympic-bound boxers as well as other campers, who tested negative, are placed in a safe zone at the JLN Stadium in New Delhi. It is SAI’s utmost effort to ensure containment of the spread of virus. In view of the growing Covid cases across the country, the Sports Authority of India has issued a circular to all National Centres of Excellence (NCOEs) to following the existing SOP more stringently with stress on conducting regular precautionary tests for athletes.

Weekly testing of all athletes, support staff and administration are being conducted and strict quarantine norms have been set up

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