As the world comes to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, ace badminton player PV Sindhu feels life comes first and not Olympics, which has been postponed to next year. Also Read - Delhi Lockdown News: Chandni Chowk, Other Markets Under Self-imposed Lockdown From Today Due to Corona Surge
“So I don’t think it was a bad decision to postpone (the Olympics) because we don’t have any other choice. People are dying out there. Life comes first,” Sindhu was quoted as saying by the Indian Express. Also Read - Centre Bans Oxygen Supply For Industrial Use to Meet Medical Requirements For COVID Patients | Highlights
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“Every week, every day, the numbers have been increasing. People have been telling me, this was your dream now the Olympics are postponed.’ But life comes first, then the Olympics.”
Sindhu is currently in self-quarantine after returning from Birmingham where the All England Open 2020 was held.
“It’s been 12 days now that I have not left my room,” Sindhu said.
The Olympic silver medallist donated Rs 5 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Funds of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to fight the dreaded Covid-19 that has led to 20 deaths in the country.
In India, more than 800 coronavirus positive cases have been reported in India.
The Covid-19 has affected the sporting calendar as well with most major events being canceled or postponed.