Six nationwide shuttlers have examined optimistic for COVID-19 and gone right into a interval of self-isolation, confirmed the Badminton Affiliation of Malaysia (BAM).
“All of the shuttlers are asymptomatic are observing a interval of self-isolation in accordance with the Ministry of Well being (KKM) and Ministry of Youth and Sports activities (MKN) protocol on quarantine,” stated the BAM in an announcement.
Upon session with the KKM, MSN and Nationwide Sports activities Institute (NSI), 91 athletes, coaches and officers stationed on the Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM) had been examined and their outcomes got here again detrimental.
The ABM additionally underwent an in depth and thorough sanitisation course of.
In gentle of this, BAM reverted to a quarantine-based coaching on the nationwide badminton centre of excellence, whereas college actions could be performed on-line.
The six shuttlers are understood to not have contacted the virus from the tournaments they’d competed in, amongst which had been the Swiss Open, All-England Open, Orlean Masters and Polish Open final month.
Youth and Sports activities Minister Reezal Merican Naina Merican stated instant motion had been taken after the shuttlers examined optimistic.
“Directions have been given to NSI, MSN & BAM to take instant precautionary measures in accordance with KKM. The security of our athletes, coaches and officers are our utmost precedence,” he stated.
The nationwide shuttlers will subsequent put together for India Open (Could 11-16).