One of the players in the current draw before the India Open 2022 semifinals tested positive for the corona virus, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed on Saturday. This player was withdrawn from the tournament.
The player returned a positive result in the mandatory RT-PCR test conducted on Friday. His doubles partner is known to be a close contact and has also been withdrawn from the tournament.
His opponents will be given a walkover in the final.
Testing protocols have been implemented in accordance with the guidelines of the Badminton World Federation and the Badminton Association of India to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
The semifinals of the competition are starting from today.