WHEN a crisis hits, top athletes become normal human beings.
And for some, the Movement Control Order (MCO) in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, is a chance to let loose a little.
Mixed doubles player, Shevon Lai (pic) has been spending her time working on her grooming skill, including make-up.
In fact, the 26-year-old, who makes up the World No 12 pairing with Tan Kian Meng, did not rule out the possibility of interacting with her fans online.
“Apart from working out, I’ve been keeping myself occupied with house chores at home.
“I get to sleep in a little and have been spending some of my free time on grooming.
“I don’t really know how good I am, but it’s fun,’ she told Timesport.
As the deadly coronavirus sweeps across the globe, most countries have already started restricting the movement of their citizens in the hope of containing it.
Due to that, all sporting events have been put on hold.
“These are trying times, but we have to deal with it,” Shevon added.
Fellow national shuttler, Aaron Chia has been catching up on Hong Kong dramas with his family.
“I am back home spending time with my family. I am also using this time to binge on Hong Kong dramas.
“Our priority now is to stay healthy. Covid-19 is not a joke and we cannot take it lightly.
“And since we are restricted to our homes, I have been watching a lot of Hong Kong serials.
“Of course, I'm also following my workout regime strictly.
“Hopefully, we will get to train soon. But first, let’s all brave this storm together,” said Aaron, who together with his partner Soh Wooi Yik are the national No 1 men’s doubles pair.