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Boxer Sarita Devi tests COVID-19 positive

Former world champion Sarita Devi and her husband Thoiba Singh have tested positive for coronavirus, reports IANS.

Sarita’s husband Thoiba, in conversation with IANS, said, “Sarita and I were tested Covid positive today. We will go to the COVID centre now, since home quarantine is not allowed here. Till this very moment there are no COVID symptoms to us.”

“I have informed all the people who came in contact with us in the last one week, to isolate themselves immediately and get tested,” he told the news agency. 

The couple is based in Mayang Imphal, a part of Imphal West district, and have a son, Tomthin, who has tested negative.

“Me and Sarita have tested positive. We are right now moving to a COVID-19 care facility. Both of us have no symptoms at all and I don’t see any reason to panic,” Thoiba told PTI over phone.

Sarita is an Asian Games bronze-winner, besides being a five-time Asian Championships gold-medallist. The 38-year-old is the second boxer to test positive for the virus after the legendary Dingko Singh.

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