Man Who Attended Badminton Competition At A KL Sports Complex Tests Positive For COVID-19

However, the owner of the sports complex has confirmed with SAYS that none of his staff members tested positive for the virus.

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A man who recently played badminton at Desa Petaling Sports Complex has tested positive for COVID-19 and he is now advising those who had close contact with him to get tested as well

According to China Press, the man visited the sports complex located at Taman Desa Petaling, Kuala Lumpur on 19 September for a badminton competition.

Upon learning his condition, he notified his family members, friends, and those involved in the competition to undergo COVID-19 screening.

The person also gave a list of people whom he had close contact with to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the authorities have since called up the group one by one to facilitate testing.

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It is understood that at least 25 players belonging to a club participated in the competition

On Saturday, 26 September, a week after their match, they received news that one of them had tested positive for the virus. 

As they currently await MOH's arrangement to get tested, they have been told to undergo self-quarantine at home and can only be released after the test results come out negative.

China Press reached out to one of the players involved and said the COVID-19 positive player was on the opposing team, hence they had very little information on the case.

However, they confirmed that they are in the process of getting screened.

Desa Petaling Sports Complex.

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Speaking to SAYS, the owner of Desa Petaling Sports Complex confirmed that none of the staff tested positive for the virus

The owner, who only wishes to be known as Ng, said the badminton courts have been fully disinfected, a procedure they have been complying with since the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) started.

In a phone interview, Ng said the man was just a customer who happened to be at the sports centre and that he did not get infected at the premise.

"I hope members of the public can act responsibly with the information available," Ng said.

"I also hope everyone is healthy and unaffected by the virus."

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