Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy have withdrawn from the Thailand Open after testing optimistic for Covid-19.
“Two Indian gamers, Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy, have examined optimistic for Covid-19. Each gamers have withdrawn from the match and have been remoted in a hospital for no less than 10 days,” the Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI) confirmed on their official Twitter deal with.
“BAI is in fixed contact with BWF, staff administration, gamers and organiser,” it added.
Saina returned optimistic in her third spherical of Covid-19 check on Monday. She was slated to tackle Kisona Selvaduray of Malaysia in her opening spherical contest on Tuesday who has now been given a walkover.
Prannoy, alternatively, was slated to tackle Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia in his opening spherical contest.
That is the second time that Saina and Prannoy have examined optimistic for Covid-19. Final month together with Parupalli Kashyap, the gamers had examined optimistic throughout Gurusaidutt’s wedding ceremony in Hyderabad. All of them served quarantine interval and examined unfavourable for Covid-19 earlier than arriving in Bangkok.
Saina, 30, had just lately raised considerations over the health of the athletes after physios and trainers have been restricted from assembly the badminton gamers throughout the entirety of their Thailand tour. Nevertheless, the principles which have been put in place by the Badminton World Federation and BAT acknowledged that it was just for the primary three days that gamers couldn’t meet their help employees till the beginning of the coaching interval.
The Olympic medallist final participated within the All England Open in March final yr and Tuesday’s recreation was speculated to be her first for the reason that outbreak of coronavirus.
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