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covid 19: Mu expected to resume sporting events from tomorrow | Mangaluru News

By February 13, 2022March 16th, 2022Sports events
Mangaluru: As the region sees a drop in Covid-19 cases, including in educational institutions, Mangalore University (MU) has planned to resume sporting fixtures from Monday.
According to MU officials, activities have been halted for nearly a month as the region experiences a third wave of Covid-19 and a surge in positive cases. He now plans to go ahead with the rest of the sporting fixtures.
“The current situation is favorable, with a decrease in Covid-19 cases. According to the plan, we were to resume from February 10. However, it had to be postponed to Monday, due to the closure of educational institutions due to the row of hijab and saffron shawl. There is uncertainty about whether institutions should remain closed or not. If there is a positive sign, we will continue with our planned events from Monday,” said Gerald Santhosh D’Souza, Director of Physical Education.
Gerald said an inter-collegiate badminton ball tournament will start from Monday, if things return to normal. It will be followed by many other inter-collegiate events.
The next major event is an intercollegiate cross-country race to be held at Alva’s College in Moodbidri. It is scheduled to start March 10. “We also plan to participate in intercollegiate events hosted by other universities across the state and country,” he added.
The sporting events started in December last year, and had to be stopped a month later, due to the third wave of Covid-19. MU was able to organize major events like the 81st Indian Athletics Championship for Men 2022 and the South Zone Women’s Varsity Hockey, which was held in Kodagu. Although the events were temporarily halted, there were no restrictions for practice on the college grounds.
Athletes have said the cancellation of events will affect their careers. “Due to the pandemic, we have only attended a few events, and the cancellation of sports or athletic meetings will deprive us of shaping our careers,” said an aspiring sportsman from a private college.