PBSI men’s singles coach – Hendry Saputra shows symptoms of Covid-19

Wish Hendry Saputra (middle) a speedy recovery. (photo: Ozk)
Wish Hendry Saputra (middle) a speedy recovery. (photo: Ozk)

Jakarta: The men’s singles head coach at Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI), Hendry Saputra, was showing symptoms of COVID-19 after arriving home from the All England tournament last week.

Saputra has been asked to self-quarantine and was currently being treated at PELNI Hospital in West Jakarta.

PBSI told reporters that Saputra, who coached Indonesia’s top men’s singles players such as Anthony Ginting and Jonatan Christie, had mentioned he was experiencing Covid-19 symptoms on the seventh day after arriving from UK.

A member of PBSI’s medical team, mentioned that Saputra was having fever, a limp and nausea.

“After conducting a CT scan, we found spots in his lungs, whereas coach Hendry doesn’t have a history of lung disease. To determine whether he was COVID-19 positive, we have to conduct a swab test, and we are still waiting for the test result,” said the member from PBSI medical team.

PBSI secretary-general Achmad Budiharto also confirmed about Saputra’s condition and said that PBSI had taken immediate action to isolated all the individuals who had been in direct contact with Saputra and had closed the national team training center in East Jakarta to outsiders.

“Hendry is currently under medical observation and we are still waiting for his COVID-19 test result,” said Budiharto.

Budiharto also asked players who lived outside of the national training center to not visit the center until end of this week.

Furthermore, PBSI has reported Saputra’s current status to the World Badminton Federation (BWF), so that they could monitor closely on people who interacted with Saputra while in Birmingham, England.

“That’s right, we will report to BWF about this incident, because Hendry was among the 24 players, coaches and officials who went to All England,” added said Budiharto.


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