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Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy Test Positive For Coronavirus, Withdraw From Thailand Open

Bangkok: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy have withdrawn from the Thailand Open after testing constructive for coronavirus.

“Two Indian players, Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy, have tested positive for Covid-19. Both players have withdrawn from the tournament and have been isolated in a hospital for a minimum of 10 days,” the Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI) confirmed on their official Twitter deal with.

“BAI is in constant touch with BWF, team management, players and organiser,” it added.

Saina returned constructive 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 constructive for Covid-19. Final month together with Parupalli Kashyap, the gamers had examined constructive throughout Gurusaidutt’s wedding ceremony in Hyderabad. All of them served quarantine interval and examined damaging for Covid-19 earlier than arriving in Bangkok.

Saina, 30, had 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 foundations which have been put in place by the Badminton World Federation and BAT said that it was just for the primary three days that gamers couldn’t meet their assist workers till the beginning of the coaching interval.

The Olympic medallist final participated within the All England Open in March final 12 months and Tuesday’s recreation was alleged to be her first for the reason that outbreak of coronavirus.

(With IANS Inputs)

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