Covid-19 scare at women’s hockey camp in isolation as Navjot Kaur

Last update: July 30, 2022, 3:46 PM IST

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Commonwealth Games 2022: India Women’s Hockey Camp under threat of Covid-19 India midfielder Navjot Kaur goes into isolation after an inconclusive test report

India’s midfielder Navjot Kaur has been kept in isolation after her COVID-19 test came back negative, sparking panic in the women’s team camp at the Commonwealth Games.

India opened their campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Ghana on Friday.

“She is kept in isolation. Her CT value is not contagious. She tested positive in the first test but her CT value improved in the second test and she cannot infect others. She remains in isolation. And there is a possibility that she will go back to India,” a team source told PTI.

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The 27-year-old from Kurukshetra was a member of the silver medal-winning team at the Asian Games in Jakarta and a bronze medalist at Incheon in 2014.

The 300-plus Indian contingent at the Games has been largely Covid-free so far.

Two members of the cricket team, Pooja Vastrakar and S Meghana, tested positive in India but have since recovered. Meghana has already joined the squad and Pooja is likely to join the team ahead of the third match against Barbados on August 3.

Earlier this week, Games organizers said Games Village was reporting a dozen cases a day.

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The Birmingham Games are the first multi-disciplinary event to be held without major COVID-19 restrictions since the start of the pandemic.

However, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has advised the country’s contingent to minimize their public appearances and stay indoors in view of the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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