IMAGE: Nishad Kumar had received a gold medal within the males’s excessive soar T46/47 occasion on the Fazza World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai earlier this month. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
India’s para athlete Nishad Kumar has examined positive for COVID-19 and shifted to a hospital as a precautionary measure, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) mentioned on Sunday.
Nishad had received a gold medal within the males’s excessive soar T46/47 occasion on the Fazza World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai earlier this month.
“Nishad had arrived on the SAI Bengaluru campus on twenty third/twenty fourth February together with three fellow nationwide campers (2 athletes and 1 help employees) and went for necessary 7 day quarantine upon arrival. As per SAI SOP, an RT PCR take a look at was achieved on the sixth day of quarantine, the place he got here COVID positive,” SAI mentioned in an announcement.
The governing physique mentioned Nishad “has been moved to SS Sparsh Multi-speciality hospital as a precautionary measure” and “quarantine of all different nationwide campers in SAI, Bengaluru has been prolonged for 7 extra days.”
Para-Athletics coach Satyanarayana, who had examined positive final week and was in the identical hospital, has now been discharged. He is now underneath seven days quarantine.
Last December, Gajender, coach and husband of para-athlete Simran, and para athletics coach Nawal Singh had examined positive for COVID-19.