The Sports Authority of India (SAI) needs to go back to the drawing board and plan towards creating a bio-bubble to safely conduct the national badminton camp amid the COVID-19 pandemic, former shuttlers have suggested.
The camp in Hyderabad’s Pullela Gopichand Academy was last week shut down for a few days after women’s doubles specialist N Sikki Reddy and physiotherapist Kiran C tested positive for COVID-19.
It turned out to be an error as a second test of the two returned negative, allowing resumption of training from Monday.
However, the incident and the growing COVID-19 cases in the country have raised the question whether more needs to be done to safely continue the camp amid the global health crisis.
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