Athlete training at National Centre for Excellence tests positive for COVID-19; Camp to continue


Athlete training at National Centre for Excellence tests positive for COVID-19; Camp to continue

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An athlete at the National Centre for Excellence (NCOE) training at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in the 10 metre range has tested positive for COVID-19. The athlete who last visited the range on October 28th in the second half of the day, intimated to his coach that his test result had come positive.

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All NCOE athletes who were training at the time this shooter had last visited the range have been asked to go into 14 days quarantine and rejoin after a COVID-19 negative report. The same process is to be followed by the support staff who came in contact with the shooter.

No impact on national Olympic-bound squad

There will however, be no impact on the national squad of Olympic bound shooters training at the range owing to this reported case, since an exclusive slot has been given in the first half of the day for Olympic athletes to train and a one hour gap is given between first and second half, when NCOE athletes come to train.

Once the NCOE athletes leave after their training in the second half, the entire facility is sanitized again before Olympic bound athletes come for training the next morning. The range is also sanitized between the two sessions during the day.

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