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Sporting activities to be resumed from Aug 5 in T'gana

Hyderabad, Aug 1 (UNI) Sports activities will resume from Aug 5 in Telangana after almost 4-month of the restriction imposed by the government to deter the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The state government on Saturday gave a green signal to the resumption of sports in the State except for tournaments.
In a meeting, Sports Minister V Srinivas Goud along with noted athletes and coaches said the sporting facilities, gyms and yoga centres can be opened but only with half capacity, from Wednesday.
The Minister stressed that all these facilities should follow the Covid-19 rules set up by the Centre.
Athletes training in the indoor stadia must maintain social distancing, use sanitizers and take all necessary precautions, he said
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) had released Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and they must be followed, the Minister said.
Goud also requested athletes and coaches to come forward with suggestions in the framing of State Sports Policy.
The Minister clarified that no tournament will be conducted until further notification from the government.
Noted athletes like former Indian captain and HCA president Mohammad Azharuddin, tennis star Sania Mirza, athletics coach N Ramesh, shuttlers B Sai Praneeth, N Sikki Reddy and B Sumeeth Reddy participated in the meeting.
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