Badminton Player Shuttler N Sikki Reddy and physiotherapist Kiran C examined constructive for coronavirus, forcing the Pullela Gopicahand Badminton Academy to shut.

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Shuttler N Sikki Reddy and physiotherapist Kiran C have examined constructive for COVID-19 on the ongoing nationwide camp, forcing the closure of the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad for sanitization, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) mentioned on Thursday. Women’s doubles specialist Sikki and Kiran, who has been attending the nationwide camp on the academy, are each asymptomatic, based on an SAI assertion. They had undergone the SAI’s necessary COVID-19 take a look at for gamers, coaches, and help workers earlier than the beginning of coaching on August 7 on the facility.

“SAI’s mandatory COVID test was given to all athletes, coaches, support staff and administrative staff at the badminton national camp, and two campers have tested positive for COVID-19,” chief nationwide badminton coach Pullela Gopichand mentioned.

“All necessary precautions as per protocol are being taken so that players can come back for training safely and as soon as possible.”

Both Sikki and Kiran are from Hyderabad and have been attending the camp from their properties.

The academy has been closed down for sanitization and all major contacts of Sikki and Kiran are present process the RT-PCR take a look at once more.

The badminton camp was allowed by SAI for eight Olympic hopefuls, together with Rio Games silver medallist and world champion PV Sindhu, following the approval from the Telangana authorities on August 1.

Six Indian males’ hockey crew gamers, together with skipper Manpreet Singh, had not too long ago examined constructive for COVID-19 and are presently present process remedy at a hospital in Bengaluru.


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