Danish men’s doubles player Joel Eipe tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival at his hotel for the European Championships in Kyiv, Ukraine. A second confirmatory test was taken, which also returned positive.

Eipe and his partner Rasmus Kjær will undergo a 13-day quarantine in their hotel room as per the protocol of the European Championships. This also means they are effectively out of the tournament which starts tomorrow.

Director of Elite Sports (Badminton Denmark) Jens Meibom said, “It is a shame that Joel and Rasmus will not get the chance to play here in Kyiv. They had both been looking forward to it, but of course we are following the championships protocol and the national restrictions here in Ukraine… They are of course very disappointed, but they understand the situation.”

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