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Malaysian coach quarantined after coming down with H1N1 fever (pic)

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Category: Badminton News Published: 12 August 2009
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MALAYSIA’S mixed doubles coach Jeremy Gan was rushed to hospital after coming down with fever and sore throat.

Jeremy has been admitted to the isolation unit of the Chest Hospital in Hyderabad for a 48-hour observation.Masked protector: Malaysia’s Sabrina Chong and Ong Jien Guo walking past a masked security personnel after losing to Chinese mixed doubles pair He Hanbin-Yu Yang yesterday.

And the organisers of the World Championships have got down to work on preventive measures over the fear of the influenza A (H1N1) virus that is spreading in India.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and organisers also had a meeting with all team managers to brief them on the do’s and don’ts during the competition to curb the virus.

In Kuala Lumpur, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek assured parents of shuttlers in Hyderabad that they were safe.

“The Indian government has given us 200% guarantee on safety at the venue,” he said yesterday.

Meanwhile, Malaysian team manager Peter Yeow said that Malaysians are taking all preventive measures.

“Jeremy had fever and sore throat. He has a sinus problem and we thought this was common. He sought medical treatment on Monday night and the doctor sent him to the hospital,” he said.

“He was sent by an ambulance at about 10pm (on Monday) to the isolation unit. He has to be there for at least two days. There is nothing to panic. It is the required procedure that we had to follow.”

Peter said that it was a requirement that players and officials from the country affected by the epidemic to be referred to hospital immediately if they show symptoms of fever and flu.

He said he had briefed the team on precautions to take.

“There will be body checks and their temperatures will be taken daily. We have also instructed them to wear a mask everyday and they have been told to be disciplined to maintain good hygiene.

“The players are following our instructions and we are keeping in touch with the BAM (Badminton Association of Malaysia), NSC (Natio­nal Sports Council) and NSI (National Sports Institute).”

Peter said that the other coaches would help guide the mixed doubles players in the absence of Jeremy. The other coaches are doubles chief coach Rexy Mainaky, Rosman Razak, Chang Kim Wai and singles coaches Rashid Sidek (chief) and Misbun Sidek.

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