Hockey India on Wednesday ruled out shifting the Olympic-bound men’s and women’s hockey teams from the Athletics Authority of India’s Bengaluru centre despite the loss of life of a coronavirus-positive cook dinner used there as he experienced no obtain to the gamers. The cook dinner died of a cardiac arrest and afterwards analyzed positive for COVID-19, according to a prime SAI official, who mentioned there was no motive to panic as the deceased experienced no obtain to the players’ lodging zone.
“The question of going out the teams from Bengaluru doesn’t arise mainly because it is the best facility in the state,” Hello CEO Elena Norman advised PTI.
“Even if we feel of this sort of a move, it is basically difficult mainly because of the nationwide lockdown.”
A prime SAI official mentioned that the cook dinner experienced not gone outside of the gate space because March ten.
“A cook dinner, element of all around 60 workforce, who have been questioned to remain at dwelling because March ten mainly because of their aged age, died of cardiac arrest at a hospital,” the official advised PTI.
“He went to the hospital for the beginning of a kid of one particular of his family and experienced a cardiac arrest there and died. As element of the protocol, he was analyzed for COVID-19 and his reviews arrived out positive.
“The campus is divided into 3 sections — Gate space, Sector-A and Sector-B. The gamers remain in the past element, Sector-B, so they are completely safe and are previously dwelling a quarantined life for the past 2 months,” he added.
The SAI official turned down reviews that the deceased cook dinner attended a meeting inside the SAI campus on past Friday.
“He was staying outside the house the campus for the earlier sixty five days,” he mentioned.
“Our campus went into lockdown on March ten right before the nationwide lockdown was introduced. The cook dinner past visited the campus on March fifteen but he was confined to the Gate space and was not authorized in.
“But continue to as a precaution, we have set 4-5 persons, like guards, the remotest human being who could have occur in get hold of with him, into quarantine,” the official added.