NEW DELHI: Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu had a Covid-19 scare upon her arrival in Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games (CWG), when her RT-PCR take a look at outcomes confirmed some deviations, which resulted within the authorities forcing her into isolation for a while, TOI has reliably learnt.
An spectacular 10-member badminton contingent had left for Birmingham within the early hours of July 25 from Hyderabad. According to sources in Birmingham, some “invariability” was detected in Sindhu’s RTPCR take a look at upon her arrival within the Games metropolis and she or he was put beneath remark.
The Gold Coast CWG silver medallist was advised to isolate from different contingent members until the time her second take a look at end result got here. To everybody’s reduction, the end result turned out to be adverse and Sindhu was allowed to examine in on the Games Village on Tuesday. During this era of uncertainty, India’s chef-de-mission’s workplace in Birmingham was continually in contact with the authorities to resolve the difficulty.
According to guidelines, athletes might want to bear an RT-PCR take a look at for Covid-19, 72 hours previous to their arrival within the UK. There will probably be one other spherical of testing upon their arrival in Birmingham.
Sources stated that it was due to Sindhu’s Covid-19 scare that the announcement of the identify for India’s flagbearer was delayed by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
The alternative was between Sindhu and Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain, however Sindhu was later introduced because the flagbearer.
The IOA had, on Tuesday, issued an advisory for the 321-member robust Indian contingent to not spend a lot time in public locations in Birmingham due to the Covid-19 menace.
“The players have been instructed to keep public interaction to a minimum and take safety precautions wherever needed,” it learn. The advisory was issued within the backdrop of Sindhu’s case.
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