Indian hockey team forward Mandeep Singh has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the sixth national player to contract the virusmand, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Monday.

The 25-year-old from Jalandhar is asymptomatic and is being treated along with the other five players by doctors in Bengaluru, where the national camp is due to start on August 20 at the SAI centre.

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“Mandeep Singh, a member of the Indian Men’s Hockey team, who was given the Covid test (RT PCR) along with 20 other players at the National Camp at SAI’s National Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, has tested COVID positive, but is asymptomatic,” SAI said in a statement.

“He is being administered treatment by doctors, along with the other five players who have tested positive.”

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