The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) was optimistic of Apurvi Chandela joining the Olympic shooting team for the trip to Zagreb, despite having returned a positive test for covid-19.

“Apurvi had got her vaccination done on April 28. Her father has said that she would seek an RT-PCR test on May 8, and join the team,” said the secretary of NRAI, Rajeev Bhatia.

“I am trying to recover as fast as possible,” said Apurvi from her home in Jaipur.

With the immunity system being affected after the first dose of the vaccine, there is a vulnerable period for the vaccinated till they get the second dose of vaccination done.

Apurvi’s coach Rakesh Manpat said that he had himself recovered from a severe bout of covid-19 in Bengaluru, and was ready to join Apurvi for the training-cum-competition trip to Europe, once she returned a negative test.

“Our passports have been submitted for the…

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