New Delhi: India’s top woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat on friday said she has tested positive for COVID-19. Selected for this year’s Khel Ratna award, the Asian and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist had been training at her village in Sonepat with coach Om Prakash.
I have tested positive for COVID-19 in a test taken yesterday. I am currently showing no symptoms but have isolated myself. All my family members are also isolating. I would request everyone who has come in contact with me recently to get tested. Stay safe everyone! Thank you 🙏
— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) August 28, 2020
“Yes, I have tested positive for COVID-19 when my sample was taken in Sonepat before the dress rehearsal for the awards ceremony,” Vinesh said.
“I will recover soon, God willing. I am in isolation at home,” she added. The 26-year-old will skip Saturday’s virtual ceremony for the National Sports Awards distribution.
She is one among five athletes chosen for the country’s highest sporting honour this year.