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3 test positive ahead of National Sports Awards

Aug 28, 2020 12:31 IST

3 Indian sports stars who were part of the strong 74 person list of National Sports Awardees have tested positive for Covid-19. According to a report in the Times of India, doubles badminton specialist Satwiksairaj Rankireddy who practices at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad tested positive and is isolating at home. All the athletes & coaches who are getting the awards in a virtual ceremony are getting tested compulsorily. According to the report, a total of 65 of the 74 awardees will attend the virtual function from Sports Authority of India centres across the nation.