Archer Kapil tests positive for COVID-19; currently asymptomatic

The Sports Authority of India released a statement saying that Kapil was asymptomatic and was being attended to by a medical team.


Kapil, an archer who is currently at the national archery camp at the Army Sports Institute (ASI) in Pune tested positive for COVID-19 today and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) informed the same through a press release which also stated the the archer was asymptomatic and was being monitored by a team of medical professionals.

SAI further informed that Kapil was tested in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for all archers who were present at the camp. They had to undergo the standard RT-PCR tests at the camp.

‘Kapil did not come into contact with other campers’

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SAI’s statement on Kapil’s positive test also stated that he had not come into contact with fellow archers who were training at the camp. “Kapil was in quarantine and had not come into contact with any other campers. He is asymptomatic and being monitored by a medical team. Kapil was on 18 days leave and was tested on arrival upon his rejoining the camp as per the standard SOP established by SAI,” SAI’s statement said.

Kapil is not the first archer at the camp to test positive. Himani Malik had also tested positive for the disease earlier in November. Before hand, a member of the support staff for archers had tested positive and the camp had to be suspended for the same.

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