Coronavirus: Boxer Sarita Devi Defeats COVID-19, To Remain In Quarantine For Her Son’s Sake


Former world champion boxer L Sarita Devi has retrieved from COVID-19 but has quarantined herself absent from her home in Imphal for a minimum of the next 10 days to be sure that her young son’s “mannered being isn’t compromised”. The 38-year-old had tested positive for the dreaded virus on August 17 at the side of her husband Thoiba Singh. She was once discharged from a care facility on Monday after returning a negative test.

“I came back the day before today after testing negative. My husband was once discharged final week but I had to spend a couple of more days at the COVID care centre after my test came positive. But thankfully I am out of there now,” Sarita told PTI.

She has lodged herself at the hostel of her academy close her home in Imphal to be sure that her seven-year-old son Tomthin isn’t at risk. The child had tested negative for the virus final month.

“Whether I would have gone home, he would have come running to me. And I will be able to’t take that risk. For his sake, I have made up our minds to isolate myself at my academy’s hostel,” she said.

“My husband could also be here but he’ll leave because his isolation will be over in the next couple of days as he was once discharged before me,” she added.

Sarita was once mostly asymptomatic during her illness, experiencing only gentle fever for a day at the side of a blocked nose.

“I had gentle bloodless when I got myself tested at the side of my husband. It saddened me to begin with because my juvenile, who tested negative, left from the facility crying. He was once calling out for me. That was once hard to handle,” she reminisce about.

“But then I saw such a lot of people fighting it out and I told myself I will be able to’t allow a virus to beat me. The unravel helps, you can not lose it mentally. Staying strong in the brain is important to defeat this virus,” she said.

Sarita is an Asian Games bronze-winner, but even so being a five-time Asian Championships gold-medallist.

She was once the second one boxer to test positive for the virus after the legendary Dingko Singh.

Dingko, an Asian Games gold-medallist who could also be battling cancer, had retrieved from the infection after enduring a month-long hospitalisation.

Sarita is without doubt one of the longest serving and a few of the most decorated women boxers of the country.

She became a world champion in the 2006 edition and added two bronze medals in the later editions. She could also be a Commonwealth Games silver-medallist but even so being a national medallist.


“Another challenge beaten,” she laughed, referring to the dreaded illness she retrieved from.

“I guess some challenge here and there helps you stay on your toes.”

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