Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Tuesday granted permission to its staff to work from home citing precautionary measure against Coronavirus pandemic. WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar said the governing body’s main office will be shut until March 31.
“Given the outbreak of the Covid-19, the WFI’s Staff is granted permission to work from home starting Monday 23rd March 2020, till 31st March 2020,” he said.
Also Read: BARC What India Watched Report : After Cricket, Wrestling, Kabaddi biggest contributor in sports viewership in 2019
The decision comes after the Delhi government announced a complete lockdown of the national capital to contain COVID-19 widespread. All the borders of New Delhi and metro services have been closed until March 31.
United World Wrestling (UWW) last week had also closed its office and asked its employees to work from home until further notice.
Earlier, WFI has shut its national training camp for men and women in Sonepat and Lucknow. The Indian governing body had asked all the wrestlers to return home.
All the foreign wrestling coaches — Andrew Cook, Shako Bentinidis, Woller Akos and Temo Kazarashvili — have also returned home to be with their families.
Meanwhile, Bajrang Punia and Yogeshwar Dutt have announced to donate for “Coronavirus Relief Fund”. While Bajrang has will contribute his six-month salary, Yogeshwar will give Rs one lakh to the fund.