Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm Bulgarian women’s singles player Mariya Mitsova has been withdrawn from the YONEX Swiss Open 2021 after a Bulgarian entourage member tested positive for COVID-19.
Mitsova was identified as a close contact of the entourage member and has been asked to quarantine in the official hotel.
The entourage member produced a positive result to the mandatory on-arrival PCR test conducted on Monday and is currently in self-isolation.
The next player on the reserve list, Laura Sarosi of Hungary, has been promoted into the women’s singles main draw.
Testing protocols continue to be implemented by the Swiss health authorities, Swiss Badminton and the BWF to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
Round one of the YONEX Swiss Open 2021 commenced today. It is a Super 300 tournaments on the HSBC BWF World Tour.