26 members of Thailand’s women’s volleyball team tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, forcing the team to withdraw from the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) tournament held in Italy from May 25 to June 19. All players and staff members on the team accepted the first dose of the Chinese-made Sinovac inactivated virus COVID-19 injection on April 29. As of May 12, 22 players and 4 staff tested positive and were sent to hospital for observation.
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All remaining players of the Thailand women’s volleyball team got Covid-19 jabs at Sri Thanya Hospital in Bangkok on Tuesday ahead of the FIVB Volleyball Womens Nations League in Rimini, Italy from May 25 to June 25. “All 17 athletes, including stars like Wilawan Apinyaphong, Nussara Tomkham, Pleumjit Thinkhao and Amporn Yapha, are physically fit and showed no side effects after vaccination,” said the Thailand Volleyball Association.
The Thai team will be guided by 35-year-old coach Kittikun Sriutthawong when they compete in the third edition of the VNL. All members of the Thai team received their Covid-19 vaccine shots this week.
The controversy comes after the Thai team had originally planned on withdrawing from the Volleyball Nations League, a league of 16 national teams. The Volleyball Association of Thailand made the decision after 22 team members and 4 partnering sports scientists were diagnosed with Covid-19 infections.
Thai volleyball team infected, to miss tournament in Italy. Thai volleyball team players train at the Sport Youth Centre in Nakhon Pathom on April 22 for an international tournament in Italy later ...
Twenty-two members of the national women’s volleyball team have tested positive for Covid-19 after being exposed to four infected sports science staffers, the Thailand Volleyball Association announced on Wednesday. The four staffers had been training the athletes at their camp in Nakhon Pathom province before they fell sick and were tested for Covid-19 at Nakhon Pathom Hospital, the association said.
BANGKOK — Twenty-two members of Thailand’s national women’s volleyball team have tested positive for Covid-19 after being exposed to four infected sports science staffers, the Thailand ...
BANGKOK, April 21 (Reuters) - Thailand will continue to use COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinovac Biotech (SVA.O) following six reports of unusual "stroke-like" side effects among recipients ...
The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in Thailand. The country’s Food and Drug Administration announced the authorisation yesterday. Thailand’s vaccination started in late February. So far, only the Sinovac vaccine and the AstraZeneca vaccine have been used to vaccinate the public.
Set to unfurl in Thailand come October, two women's teams and one men's team will be seeing action for the country's first international volleyball tournament since the 2019 SEA Games in Manila.