Thailand Open 2021 -- Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy test positive for COVID-19
TWO INDIAN SHUTTLERS, Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy, tested positive for COVID-19 at the Thailand Open 2021.
A statement from the Badminton Association of India revealed that the two players will no longer be able to participate in the competition due to the coronavirus infection.
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Both Nehwal and Prannoy will be placed in isolation at a hospital for a minimum of 10 days.
Out of the 7 participating Indians at the Thailand Open today (5 singles matches & 1 doubles match), Nehwal and Prannoy were star attractions. Earlier today, Saina was supposed to face Kisona S from Malaysia in a women's singles match. But the positive test forced the game to be cancelled.
News of the COVID-19 infection in Indian camp took badminton fans by shock. Wishes for Saina and Prannoy's speedy recovery has begun pouring in on social media.