The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has confirmed on Thursday that archer Himani Malik, who was part of the ongoing national camp in Pune at the Army Sports Institute (ASI), is tested positive for COVID-19. However, SAI emphasized that the training will continue.
According to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) established by SAI, the campers presently being part of the National Archery Camp at Army Sports Institute, went through RT-PCR test to confirm their COVID-19 status.
"Of the 23 campers who were tested, one Himani Malik tested positive for COVID-19 while the other 22 came negative. Malik is currently asymptomatic and has been admitted to a hospital as a precautionary measure. All precautions as established in the SAI SOPs are being followed to ensure that the camp can carry on in a safe and secure manner," SAI said in a media release.
Last week, a support staff of the Indian archery team tested positive for COVID-19. Subsequently, the camp was suspended for two days - October 31 and November 1.
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