The COVID-19 pandemic continued to hog the limelight on the Thailand Open with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Wednesday confirming that two assist personnel – one every from Germany and France – have examined optimistic for the lethal virus.
“Badminton World Federation can affirm that one German coach and a workforce entourage member from France who’re collaborating within the YONEX Thailand Open as a part of the Asian Leg of the HSBC BWF World Tour in Bangkok, Thailand are optimistic for COVID-19,” the sport’s governing physique stated in an announcement.
“Each produced a optimistic consequence to a compulsory PCR check performed on Tuesday.” The BWF additional stated that the optimistic outcomes have been confirmed on Wednesday after a second check.
“They’re at present in hospital for additional remark and testing, and are required to remain in hospital for at least 10 days,” the BWF stated.
“Strict testing and make contact with tracing protocols have been activated by Thai well being authorities, Badminton Affiliation of Thailand (BAT) and BWF to make sure the security of all different individuals.” The world physique additionally stated that each one gamers who have been examined on Tuesday have returned damaging.
On a chaotic Tuesday, Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy have been first compelled to withdraw from the occasion for optimistic COVID-19 outcomes however later cleared to participate after they examined damaging in a second check, invalidating their earlier optimistic outcomes.