Shevon Jemie Lai forced to take two weeks off due to dengue fever

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Wish Shevon Jemie Lai (front) a quick recovery from the dengue fever. (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)
Wish Shevon Jemie Lai (front) a quick recovery from the dengue fever. (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)

Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has confirmed that World No. 12 mixed doubles player, Shevon Jemie Lai is currently receiving treatment at the hospital for dengue fever.

In a statement released by BAM, it said:

“Shevon Lai has been admitted to hospital after being diagnosed with dengue fever.”

“The 27-year-old is expected to be sidelined for two weeks and will only attend the Road to Tokyo training camp at the Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM) in Bukit Kiara until she’s fully recovered.”

Lai was among the athletes involved in the Road to Tokyo program scheduled to resume their training on June 1 at BAM.

The Malaysian government has allowed starting the first phase of Road to Tokyo program on June 1 at for the national badminton players and national sailboat athletes but with strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

Lai and her partner Goh Soon Huat had won the 2018 German and Singapore Open, where they defeated the Rio Olympic gold medalists Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir 21–19, 21–18 to claim the Singapore Open Super 500 event.

In 2019, the duo advanced to the Korea Masters final, before losing to Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet of Hong Kong 14–21, 15–21.

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