Six National Shuttlers Test Positive for Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR: The BA of Malaysia (BAM) today confirmed that six national shuttlers have tested positive for Covid-19.

In an official statement, the national body disclosed that the six, who are asymptomatic, are currently observing a period of self-isolation in accordance with the Health Ministry (MoH), Sports Ministry and National Sports Council’s (NSC) protocol on quarantine.

“Upon consultation with the MoH, NSC and the National Sports Institute (NSI), a total of 91 athletes, coaches and officials stationed at the Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM) in Bukit Kiara were immediately tested. The tests came back negative.

“The ABM has since undergone a detailed and thorough sanitization process on Friday,” said BAM.

Training programmes have temporarily been put on hold but is expected to be resume in a quarantine bubble after a review on Monday.

“A quarantine-based training is set to be re-introduced at the national badminton centre of excellence while school activities will be conducted online over the next few days.

“The health, safety and well-being of everyone in ABM remains our utmost priority.

“Everyone at the association wishes the six athletes a speedy recovery,” read the statement.


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