Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy take a look at constructive for COVID-19 once more

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Prime Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and H S Prannoy, who had just lately recovered from COVID-19, have once more examined constructive for the dreaded illness right here forward of the Thailand Open which started on Tuesday.

The duo, together with the Indian crew, was seeking to take part within the Asia leg occasions comprising the Thailand Open (January 12-17), TOYOTA Thailand Open (January 19-24) and the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2020 (January 27-31).

“Saina and Prannoy examined constructive for COVID-19 throughout a take a look at carried out on Monday. They are going to keep in quarantine for 10 days in a Bangkok hospital.

Kashyap too must head to the hospital as he’s an in depth contact,” a supply within the Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI) stated.

Whereas the trio will miss the match, the remainder of the Indian crew gamers have been allowed to take part within the occasion.

Saina, Prannoy, Kashyap alongwith RMV Gurusaidutt and Pranaav Chopra had examined constructive final month and had served the necessary quarantine interval.

That they had additionally cleared the pre-departure COVID-19 take a look at and in addition examined adverse on arrival in Bangkok.

The Indian contingent consists of the likes of Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Sourabh Verma, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty and Ashwini Ponappa.

On the court docket, India made a profitable begin with combined doubles pair of Satwik and Ashwini claiming a 21-11, 27-29, 21-16 win over the Indonesian pair of Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Widjaja.

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