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Mar 12, 2020
7:03PM

COVID-19: Indian boxers returning from Asian Olympic qualifiers to be home-quarantined

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The Indian boxing team, returning from the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Jordan, will be home-quarantined in view of the COVID-19 threat. Boxing Federation of India's Executive Director R K Sacheti said, players, will be asked to quarantine themselves at their homes or hostel rooms for a few days. They have, however, been given the necessary health clearances by the Jordanian Olympic Association, he said.  

A total of 13 boxers and almost an equal number of coaching staff arrived home today after clinching an unprecedented nine Olympic slots in the qualifiers which concluded yesterday in Amman.

The boxers were training in Italy, one of the worst-affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, till 26th of February. They reached Amman from Assisi on the 27th of February and were found all-clear after undergoing the mandatory screening for symptoms. Jordan has so far recorded only one positive case.

The government yesterday said that people who have been to the seven worst-affected countries, including Italy after the 15th of February and returning to India after midnight on the 13th of March will have to be quarantined for 14 days.
         
The boxers who booked their Olympic tickets in the Jordanian capital are the legendary M C Mary Kom, Simranjit Kaur, Lovlina Borgohain, Pooja Rani in the women's category.  Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik, Vikas Krishan, Ashish Kumar and Satish Kumar bagged Olympic tickets in Men's category. Simranjit and Vikas notched up silver medals.

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