KUALA LUMPUR: After a two-day delay, All England champion Lee Zii Jia has received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Desa Tasik Sports Complex vaccination centre in Cheras.Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) coaching director Wong Choong Hann said Zii Jia has recovered from his fever.
The 23-year-old shuttler should have obtained the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine with the first group of 264 athletes and officials who are preparing for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Tuesday (April 13).
“He has received his vaccine shot this morning. Zii Jia has recuperated from fever and has started training as usual, ” said Choong Hann.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games was postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now scheduled from July 23 to August 8, while the Paralympic Games is from Aug 24 to Sept 5. — Bernama.