The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm there have been a number of COVID-19-related withdrawals at the YONEX Swiss Open 2022.
Several players from a number of Member Associations tested positive on their pre-arrival test and arrival test and have been removed from the draw.
Chinese Badminton Association reported a few positive cases as well as some injuries to players in their team. Citing concerns to the welfare and safety of all participants at the tournament, Team China have subsequently withdrawn all their players from the YONEX Swiss Open 2022.
Several players and pairs have since been promoted to the main draws. Competition commences today at 1pm local time. Click here for the Order of Play.