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Thailand Open: German coach, French staff member take a look at optimistic for COVID-19

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Thailand Open: German coach, French staff member take a look at optimistic for COVID-19

The world physique additionally mentioned that each one gamers who had been examined on Tuesday have returned damaging.

Thailand Open: German coach, French team member test positive for COVID-19

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Bangkok: 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 staff entourage member from France who’re taking part 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 mentioned in a press release.

“Each produced a optimistic end result to a compulsory PCR take a look at carried out on Tuesday.”

The BWF additional mentioned that the optimistic outcomes had been confirmed on Wednesday after a second take a look at.

“They’re at present in hospital for additional statement and testing, and are required to remain in hospital for at least 10 days,” the BWF mentioned.

“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 protection of all different contributors.”

The world physique additionally mentioned that each one gamers who had been examined on Tuesday have returned damaging.

Earlier on a chaotic Tuesday, Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy had 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 take a look at, invalidating their earlier optimistic outcomes.

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