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Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy Cleared To Play Thailand Open After Antibody Tests

Saina Nehwal has been cleared to take part within the Thailand Open by Badminton World Federation.© AFP

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy have been allowed to renew their Thailand Open marketing campaign after their “antibody IgG” was discovered optimistic, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) mentioned in an announcement. “A positive antibody test means a person has been infected with the COVID-19 virus at some point in the past. It does not mean they are currently infected,” mentioned BWF in a media launch. Apart from Nehwal and Prannoy, Germany’s Jones Ralfy Jansen, who had additionally examined optimistic for Covid-19, has additionally been cleared to take part as a result of a optimistic antibody IgG.


Earlier on Tuesday, Nehwal, Prannoy, Jansen and Egypt’s Adham Hatem Elgamal had examined optimistic for Covid-19.

While Nehwal and Prannoy have been quarantined in a hospital in Bangkok, Jansen and Elgamal self-quarantined within the resort. 

The 4 gamers went for a second PCR take a look at and an antibody blood take a look at for “further confirmation,” mentioned BWF within the launch.


Although Nehwal, Prannoy and Jansen returned optimistic PCR assessments, their antibody IgG was optimistic and therefore they didn’t pose a hazard for the event.

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