Para-athlete Nishad Kumar tests positive for coronavirus | Athletics News


Nishad Kumar won the gold medal at the Fazza Para-athletics World Grand Prix.© Twitter

Nishad Kumar, gold medalist at the Fazza World Para-athletics Grand Prix held in Dubai, tested positive for the coronavirus, the Indian Sports Authority (IAS) said on Sunday. “Nishad arrived at the ISC Bengaluru campus on February 23-24 with three other national campers (2 athletes and 1 support staff member) and was placed in a mandatory 7-day quarantine upon arrival. In accordance with the SAI SOP, an RT PCR test was performed. on the 6th day of quarantine, where he became COVID positive, ”SAI said in a statement.

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SAI said Nishad, a gold medalist in the men’s T46 / 47 high jump event at the Fazza Grand Prix, has been transferred to the SS Sparsh multi-specialty hospital as a precaution.


“The quarantine of all other national campers in SAI, Bengaluru has been extended for an additional 7 days,” SAI said.

Additionally, Satyanarayana, a para-athletics trainer who tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was in the same hospital, has now been discharged and is in a seven-day quarantine.

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