After being stuck in Germany for over three months Viswanathan Anand is back to India
Previous world chess champion Viswanathan Anand at last came back to India on Saturday in the wake of being stuck in Germany for three months because of the movement limitations forced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anand was in Germany to play in the Bundesliga chess class in February and was to come back to India in March, yet had to wait after the COVID-19 episode upset brandishing plans over the globe separated from confining development The Chennai-based chess maestro showed up by an Air India flight (AI-120) from Frankfurt through Delhi and arrived at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru around 1.15 pm.
“Yes…Anand has arrived. He is fine and settling down,” told his wife Aruna Anand . As per her, Anand said he is fine and glad to be back in India. “We are happy that Anand is back after a long time. He will complete quarantine procedures and come to Chennai as per protocol,” she had said earlier.
As per the conventions for those coming back to Karnataka, Anand will be under institutional isolate for seven days until he is tried negative and later he will be home isolated for 14 days, a Health office official said. Anand left Frankfurt on Friday night and came to Bengaluru on Saturday evening. The departures from Germany are planned to land just in Delhi and Bengaluru.
Anand was remaining close to Frankfurt and did online editorial for the Candidates competition in Russia before it was canceled mid-path because of the pandemic and drove the Indian group in the Online Nations Cup prior this month. He had been in contact with his family in Chennai all the time by means of video calls and kept himself occupied with chess related work.
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