Former national boxing champion Duryodhan Singh Negi tested positive for COVID-19 and has been hospitalised as a precautionary measure despite being asymptomatic, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Sunday.
The welterweight (69kg) category boxer, who returned to the national training base in Patiala after the Diwali break, tested positive for the virus during the mandatory quarantine.
"He is currently asymptomatic and has been shifted to Columbia Asia Hospital as a precautionary measure," SAI said in a statement.
"He had been on leave for the Diwali break and and was in quarantine upon his return. As per SOPs (Standard Operating Procedure) established by SAI, he was tested on the 6th day after his return to the camp," it added.
The 34-year-old is a seasoned campaigner and has represented India at the various international events as well, including the World Championships last year.