Covid-19 hits pause on sports activities

Covid-19 hits pause on sports activities

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 5

Various sports activities have been hit due to the curfew imposed to check the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the state. Grounds are locked and no sports activity is allowed. Gandhi ground and Guru Nanak Stadium, known for athletics, wrestling stadium in Gol Bagh have not witnessed any practice session of budding sports persons.

Guru Nanak Dev University offers infrastructure for various sports disciplines such as astroturf ground for hockey, swimming pool, football ground, velodrome and archery. However, all these grounds are lying unused as students have left for their native places.

Officials of the Sports Department said sportspersons too are advised not to come out of their homes for any practice session. They said sportspersons have been hit by the lockdown as they find it difficult to keep up with their practice and workouts being indoors. Majority of sports require body touch which enhance the chances of spread of infection.

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