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After Devdutt Padikkal this RCB player has now tested positive for coronavirus



Royal Challengers Bangalore allrounder Daniel Sams has been tested positive for the coronavirus becoming the second from his franchise after Devdutt Padikkal to have been infected with the deadly virus. Sams is currently asymptomatic and has been put in isolation at a medical facility.

The 28-year-old Australian checked into the team hotel on April 3 and his first COVID report came negative upon arrival. However, the second test conducted on April 7 has come positive.

“Daniel Sams checked into the team hotel in Chennai on April 3rd, with a negative COVID report on arrival. His report from the 2nd test on 7th April came positive. Sams is currently asymptomatic and he is currently in isolation at a designated medical facility,” RCB said in a statement via their official Twitter handle on Thursday.

“Royal Challengers Bangalore medical team is in constant touch with Daniel Sams and continue to monitor his health and abide by the BCCI protocols,” it added.

RCB are scheduled to face defending champions Mumbai Indians in the season opener on April 9 at Chepauk Stadium. Sams was with Delhi Capitals last season when the event was held in UAE and has so far played in just three IPL matches so far.

Ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, Sams, along with Harshal Patel, was traded by DC to RCB.


“Uttar Pradesh is prepared for the next wave of Covid-19”: CM Yogi Adityanath



Asserting that his government is prepared for the next wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the monitoring committees have become active amid reports that the third wave will affect the children more.

Adityanath said the monitoring committees have begun dividing the children into four age groups, adding the vaccination of adults has also been intensified. The Chief Minister claimed that Covid-19 was curtailed in the state earlier in September last year.

“Deepotsav was organized in Ayodhya in October last year. We kept on asking the people to maintain a distance of two meters and wear masks. In Uttar Pradesh, only 85 cases were reported one day. But we kept on increasing the testing,” he said during an interaction with Indian Express.

Adityanath had earlier this month flagged off a distribution drive of medicine kits to children below the age of 18 years.

Asserting that a good prevention system is a crucial weapon, the Chief Minister then said that the children below 18 years of age have been divided into four categories — 0-1 years, 1-5 years, 5-12 years, and 12-18 years — adding different medicines have been prepared for each category.

The monitoring committees have been asked to visit villages and carry out door-to-door surveys to identify children and others with Covid symptoms.

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