Punia, who qualified for the Tokyo Games in the men's freestyle 65kg category, has been training at Cliff Kean Wrestling Club in Michigan since 4 December.
The team did not play any competition since February when it had travelled to New Zealand. Since then it has been camping at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre here. The camp ends on Saturday.
Archer Kapil, who is part of the ongoing national camp at the Army Sports Institute (ASI), has tested positive for COVID-19, the Sports Authority of India said.
Besides wrestlers Narsingh Yadav and Gurpreet Singh, physiotherapist Vishal Rai has also tested positive for the deadly virus.
Mission Olympic Cell is a body set up by the Sports Authority of India to select athletes who are to get assistance under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.
Following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) put in place by SAI, all archers who are part of the national camp, underwent RT-PCR tests on arrival.
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SAI has sanctioned Rs 18 lakh for the camp, which will be the first national camp for the sport since the announcement of the nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak in March earlier this year.
Sporting activities to resume at SAI centres from 1 November, travel arrangements to be made for trainees' return
SAI also said "athletes who have to travel beyond 500 km will be provided with an air ticket while those athletes who are stationed less than 500 km may travel by Train in 3rd AC."
The national camp for the para-archers began with eight athletes on 5 October. "To ensure proper treatment and close monitoring of his vitals, he was shifted to the Bhagwan Dass Hospital in Sonepat on Wednesday," SAI said in a statement.
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Both SAI and non-SAI sporting facilities across the country will be earmarked as TOPS NCEOs, depending on the existing centres and performance of athletes at those venues.
All 15 Olympic quota winners will be a part of the camp which will take place at a total cost of Rs 1.43 crore, according to a statement issued by SAI.
SAI also sanctioned the proposal of shooters to procure ammunition so that they can train at their own home ranges due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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The six players, including captain Manpreet Singh, were discharged on 17 August and were kept on quarantine for some more days before joining the team.
SAI has approved Vikas' training in the US till 30 November and also sanctioned Rs 17.5 lakh for the stint.
Keeping the current situation of the ongoing pandemic in mind, all players, coaches and support staff would have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR test for COVID-19 before they travel to Hyderabad.
Besides the Olympic-bound Punia (86kg), the other two wrestlers who tested positive for the virus were Navin (65kg) and Krishan (125kg).
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The SAI said guidelines of the Health Ministry and its own Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be followed strictly during training of the developmental group of athletes.
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The 25-year-old Rani said she couldn't stop herself from crying when she first got to know of being one among the chosen five, leaving her parents quite worried because they, apparently, had no idea about the magnitude of the award and why it made their daughter so emotional.