Philippine footballer in Asian Youth Games contracts H1N1
By Lynda Hong, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 20 June 2009 1617 hrs
SINGAPORE: A member of the Philippines Football Team, now in Singapore for the inaugural Asian Youth Games, has been confirmed to be infected with the H1N1 virus.
Organisers said the team arrived in Singapore on Thursday and a routine temperature check on Friday found him running a fever.
The player was then admitted to the Communicable Disease Centre where lab results confirmed the infection on Saturday morning.
Organisers said all matches involving the Philippines football team will be postponed.
The first match was supposed to be against Taipei at 5pm on Saturday.
The entire Philippines football team has also be quarantined.