Two-time World championships-bronze medallist boxer Lovlina Borgohain has tested positive for Covid-19.
The 22-year-old boxer from Assam tested positive on Thursday hours before she was about to board a flight to Italy along with the Indian contingent for a training-cum-competition trip.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) had sanctioned a Europe tour for 16 elite Indian boxer for a period of 52 days from October to December.
Lovlina missed the Europe tour after after she tested positive for the virus , following a visit to her home town in Assam where she went to see her ailing mother.
“Double world championship bronze medallist boxer and Olympic quota winner Lovlina Borgohain has tested positive for coronavirus,” SAI said in a statement.
“She had travelled to her hometown in Assam on a 11-day leave to meet her ailing mother prior to the Indian team’s departure to Italy for a 52 day training camp. She was tested upon her arrival back from Assam on October 11, as per protocol and tested negative in the initial test.
“However upon being tested on October 15 again, four days after her return from Assam, before her departure for the European trip in Delhi, she tested positive,” the statement added.
Lovlina has been in isolation in New Delhi since returning from Guwahati. Sources said she is being given requisite treatment and is under medical observation.