Men’s doubles shuttler Wooi Yik out of German Open due to Covid-19


KUALA LUMPUR — National top men’s doubles pair Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik were forced to withdraw from the German Open, scheduled from March 8-13 after Wooi Yik tested positive for COVID-19.

Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in a statement said, the 24-year-old is asymptomatic and in good condition.

BAM said Wooi Yik is currently observing self-isolation in accordance with the Health Ministry, Youth and Sports Ministry as well as the National Sports Council protocol on quarantine.

“BAM’s coaching and medical teams will continue to monitor his recovery process before deciding on his participation at the All England, scheduled to take place from March 16-20 in Birmingham.

“Everyone at BAM wishes Wooi Yik a speedy recovery,” BAM said.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics bronze medallist Aaron-Wooi Yik were drawn against compatriots Goh V Shem-Low Juan Shen in the German Open first round.

Meanwhile, BAM Singles Coaching Director Wong Choong Hann has confirmed that men’s singles player Ng Tze Yong, 21, would miss the German Open due to minor injury.

“Tze Yong will skip the tournament in order to continue his recovery process from a injury. We will shift our focus on preparing him for the Swiss Open scheduled from March 22-27,” he said in a statement.

The world number 46 Tze Yong, was supposed to play world number six Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in the opening round of the USD 180,000 (about RM750,000) tournament.