Thomas, Uber squads get H1N1 all-clear

KUALA LUMPUR: National Sports Institute (ISN) has confirmed that all 40 players, coaches and other support officers in the Malaysian Thomas and Uber cups squads are free from Influenza A (H1N1) infection.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON: Malaysia players during a training session at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara. National Sports Institute has confirmed that all 40 players, coaches and other support officers in the Malaysian Thomas and Uber cups squads are free from Influenza A (H1N1) infection. — Bernama photo

THE SHOW MUST GO ON: Malaysia players during a training session at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara. National Sports Institute has confirmed that all 40 players, coaches and other support officers in the Malaysian Thomas and Uber cups squads are free from Influenza A (H1N1) infection. — Bernama photo

Its director-general Datuk Dr Ramlan Aziz said the squads received the all-clear from a second test conducted jointly by ISN and Federal Territory (FT) Health Department during a training stint at Juara Stadium, Bukit Kiara yesterday morning.

“Despite the all-clear scan, ISN and FT Health Department will continue to monitor the squads to avoid any risk of infection,” he said when contacted by Bernama yesterday.

He said a medical team would also be stationed at a hotel where foreign players were putting up to check on their health condition.

China are scheduled to arrive today while others on Friday.

Malaysia’s preparation for the coveted trophies is affected when national singles coach Rashid Sidek and his five-year-old daughter were confirmed H1N1 positive on Saturday.

On Sunday, Rashid’s wife and their 13-month-old child were also quarantined at a hospital after they were confirmed H1N1 positive.

Ramlan said Malaysians should not worry about coming to Putra Stadium to support the national squads as the infection was under control but advised them to take precautionary measures. — Bernama

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