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She was to return on March 24 but has been confined to a home in Malaga, alongside three Japanese.
“I’m safe and doing fine in my area, my club members are very supportive, they are providing food everything,” the 28-year-old said in an audio message. “I’m also happy to receive support from back home in India, my coach and association officials are in constant touch. I’ve got another ticket for May 11, and hopefully, the situation will become normal by then, and I will return.”
“I’m staying put at home the whole day and cooking myself. Three other Japanese girls are also here with me,” added.
The health crisis has brought the world to a virtual standstill with all major sporting events including the Tokyo Olympics and football’s European Championships postponed by a year.
French Open, the second grand slam event of the year, has been pushed to September while organisers of the Wimbledon Championships are set to meet next week to take call on whether the grass-court tournament will be postponed or cancelled altogether.
India India, the number of people affected by COVID-19 has crossed 700 and death toll has touched 19.