Millennium Post (Kolkata)
Olympic-bound Priyanka, Asiad champion Johnson test Covid +ve
NEW DELHI: Five track-andfield athletes, including Tokyo Olympics-bound 20km race walker Priyanka Goswami, and a member of the support staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Sports Authority of India's Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru.
Asian Games 1500m goldmedallist Jinson Johnson and steeplechaser Chinta Yadav are among the five athletes who have been infected along with race walk coach Alexander Atsybashev.
Another Tokyo Gamesbound race walker K T Irfan has returned negative after he was tested as a primary contact of Johnson.
"My test result which came on Monday was positive and I am currently in quarantine in my room. I have fever, not very high, and headache also," Johnson
told PTI from Bengaluru.
"Otherwise, I have no major problems. I will have another test in three days and I hope to have a negative result. K T Irfan was also tested as he was my primary contact but his result was negative."
A source in the SAI Centre said that Goswami, Yadav and two more athletes were also COVID-19 positive, apart from Johnson.