Concern over the coronavirus has resulted in Indonesia becoming the fifth team to withdraw from the prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup badminton competition that is scheduled to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from October 3 -11.
Indonesian badminton officials said Saturday they were concerned that players could contract COVID-19 during the tournament.
Everyone was excited because they saw such a big opportunity, but in the course of time and looking at the development of COVID-19 that had not been resolved, both in Indonesia and in other countries, it raised doubts among athletes, a statement said.
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Indonesia also confirmed that none of their players will participate in the Denmark Open and Denmark Masters that are scheduled to be held in October.
Other countries that have withdrawn are Australia, Taiwan, Thailand and South…