NEW DELHI, March 22: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) centres, which have been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be used as quarantine facilities for patients of the deadly disease, the Sports Ministry said on Sunday.
The decision to allow all SAI regional centres, stadiums and hostels to be used as quarantine facilities was taken following a request from the Health Ministry.
�Yes, we have decided to allow all our centres to be used as quarantine facilities after the Health Ministry asked for it. It is a pandemic and all the SAI centres are public properties,� Sports Secretary Radhey Shyam Julaniya told PTI.
�This is a crisis situation and whatever support the government needs, we are ready to provide that.�
Julaniya, however, did not specify exactly when these centres will be put to use by the health ministry. � PTI