Para-archer Ankit hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19

Para-archer Ankit has been hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19 during a national camp at the Sports Authority of India’s Northern Regional Centre.

The national camp for the para-archers started with eight athletes on October 5.   -  Biswaranjan Rout

Para-archer Ankit was on Wednesday hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19 during a national camp at the Sports Authority of India’s Northern Regional Centre here.

The national camp for the para-archers began with eight athletes on October 5. “To ensure proper treatment and close monitoring of his vitals, he was shifted to the Bhagwan Dass Hospital in Sonepat on Wednesday,” SAI said in a statement.

All campers had reported to the centre after submitting negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test reports.

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“As per the Standard Operating Procedure set up for the camp, samples of all campers were taken on October 12th for re-testing where Ankit’s report was found to be positive,” SAI said.

“He was immediately shifted to the isolation ward created above the medical centre at the SAI NRC Sonepat, before being moved to the hospital.”

As part of the ‘Khelo India Phir Se’ initiative, SAI resumed sporting activities of Tokyo Olympics bound para-athletes and athletes in its National Centre of Excellence (NCOEs) across the country, in a phased manner from October 5.