Star India shuttler Saina Nehwal has reportedly been forced to withdraw from the ongoing Thailand Open 2021 after being tested positive for the coronavirus. Along with Saina, HS Prannoy has also returned positive after undergoing a third round of testing.
Saina’s husband Parupalli Kashyap has also been asked to head to the hospital for being a close contact. This is the second time that the couple has been diagnosed positive for the deadly virus having staged a full recovery weeks ago.
According to news18, Saina has been asked to go into hospital quarantine meaning her participation in the Thailand Open has ended without playing a single match.
The former world no. 1 and Olympic bronze medallist had earlier shared a video of her undergoing test for covid-19
“3rd COVID test here in bangkok… The tournament starts tomorrow #bangkok #Thailandopen #tournament #badminton,” she had posted via her twitter account.