Dingko Singh was among the five persons who tested COVID-19 positive in Manipur on May 31 Credit: File image

Imphal: Indian boxer and Asian Games gold medalist Dingko Singh, who is battling cancer, tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday after undergoing treatment for than a month.

The former Indian boxer, who won the 1998 Asian Games gold medal, had tested positive for the virus on May 31 after returning from his medical trip from Delhi.

The latest news was announced by chief minister N Biren Singh. Taking to his official Twitter handle, Singh said, “Happy to hear that boxing icon and Asian Games gold medalist Dingko Singh is now COVID-19 negative since he return from Delhi.”

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The 41-year-old former boxer from Imphal East district was undergoing treatment at COVID-19 care facility at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Hospital in Imphal.

CM Biren Singh also thanked the doctors and nurses at RIMS for treating Dingko meticulously, resulting in his recovery from the infectious virus.

Days before he tested positive, the former ace boxer had returned from Delhi in Imphal by an ambulance after he underwent a radiation therapy session at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in Delhi amid COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

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