Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy Covid Unfavorable After Antibody Tests
Saina Nehwal has been cleared to get involved in the Thailand Open by Badminton World Federation. © AFP
Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy have actually been allowed to resume their Thailand Open project after their “antibody IgG” was discovered positive, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in a statement. “A positive antibody test implies a person has been infected with the COVID-19 infection eventually in the past. It does not mean they are presently infected,” stated BWF in a media release. Apart from Nehwal and Prannoy, Germany’s Jones Ralfy Jansen, who had likewise evaluated positive for Covid-19, has also been cleared to participate due to a favorable antibody IgG.
BREAKING @NSaina @PRANNOYHSPRI and Jones Ralfy Jansen have actually been cleared to resume their place in the YONEX Thailand Open. They checked positive on the PCR test but their antibody IgG was favorable. Read more #HSBCbadminton #BWFWorldTour https://t.co/Rc8rt3uWLR
— BWF (@bwfmedia) January 12, 2021
Earlier on Tuesday, Nehwal, Prannoy, Jansen and Egypt’s Adham Hatem Elgamal had actually evaluated favorable for Covid-19
While Nehwal and Prannoy were quarantined in a healthcare facility in Bangkok, Jansen and Elgamal self-quarantined in the hotel.
The four gamers went for a second PCR test and an antibody blood test for “additional confirmation,” said BWF in the release.
Although Nehwal, Prannoy and Jansen returned positive PCR tests, their antibody IgG was positive and for this reason they did not position a risk for the competition.
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