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SAI to shut down training centres amid rise in COVID-19 cases

PTI
Published : Jan 10, 2022, 1:35 pm IST
Updated : Jan 10, 2022, 1:35 pm IST

The centres would be reopened after a review of the situation in due course of time

Sports Authority of India logo (Wikimedia Commons)
 Sports Authority of India logo (Wikimedia Commons)

New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Monday said it has decided to close its 67 training centres across the country due to rising COVID-19 cases.

"In view of rising cases of COVID-19, the Sports Authority of India has decided to close the 67 SAI Training centres across the country," the SAI said in a statement.

 

"The decision also comes in the wake of directives issued by various states to suspend sporting activities for the safety of athletes," it added.

The centres would be reopened after a review of the situation in due course of time.

India reported a rise of 1,79,723 COVID-19 cases on Monday.

The number of active cases has increased to 7,23,619, the highest in around 204 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,83,936 with 146 fatalities reported this morning by the health ministry. 

Tags: sports authority of india, covid pandemic
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi