Hockey players tested positive in Bengaluru

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The five hockey players were housed in NCOE Bengaluru after they were tested Covid positive on August 7.

They are being attended to by Sports Authority of India (SAI)’s in-house doctor as well as one doctor from the state government and another from Manipal hospital. Dr Avinash HR, who has been deputed by the state government and diagnosed the players today, said, “The vitals of the players like temperature, oxygen levels have been monitored and all five players have been found to be mild symptomatic cases. Except for one of the other four players did not have a fever. They are doing fine and we have put them on immunity boosters and other support medicines.” Routine investigations as per protocol will be conducted by doctors till their vitals are normal again.

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To ensure that the five athletes have 24-hours access to the SAI authorities on campus, two SAI officers have been deputed to exclusively monitor the athletes and cater to their requirements.

Speaking from Bengaluru, Graham Reid, chief coach of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team said, “I am constantly in touch with all five of them and they are doing fine. SAI has made every arrangement to give them the best care. The chefs are making special dishes for them as per their choice, beyond the mess menu, and the athletes are very happy about it.”