India’s Saina Nehwal Out Of Thai Open After COVID-19 Test
BANGKOK: Former badminton world No. 1 Saina Nehwal was among 4 gamers who tested positive for the coronavirus at the Thailand Open but just she was withdrawn from the tournament in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Another Indian, HS Prannoy, an unnamed German and an Egyptian were also favorable from tests on Monday, however their retests were discovered to be negative. They were to be evaluated once again on Tuesday.
Nehwals favorable was exposed by officials simply hours before her first-round match against Kisona Selvaduray of Malaysia, who received a walkover win.
Nehwal was separated and required to health center. The match involving her roommate and husband, Parupalli Kashyap, was also declared a walkover win to Anthony Ho-Shue of Canada.
Kashyap remained in isolation along with the entire India team, which was stated high risk by Thai health authorities. Every India gamer will undergo everyday screening at their hotel and can play as long as they keep checking unfavorable, the Badminton World Federation said on Tuesday.
But just Indias gamers could go to the venue, and no coaches, supervisors or other team staff.
The first tour occasion because October starts a three-tournament Asian leg in Bangkok this month including the postponed 2020 World Trip Finals.
The Japan group pulled out after guys No. 1 Kento Momota evaluated favorable in pre-departure tests in Tokyo this month. China is also not completing.
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