The initial U.S. tennis match to be played with an audience since the commence of the pandemic experienced a COVID-19-contaminated player, in accordance to a report.
The DraftKings All-American Staff Cup, in Atlanta, Ga., had some 450 people today in the viewers on Friday, Deadline described.
Group captain Frances Tiafoe had examined adverse instantly just before his match that day, but was retested afterward since he was displaying indications — and that check arrived again favourable, the web page explained.
“Frances Tiafoe has analyzed optimistic for the coronavirus,” DraftKings reported in a assertion.
“Like all the players, Tiafoe was examined prior to or on arrival in Atlanta and has handed each day temperature checks. Pursuing his match, he was exhibiting indications and was retested and tested optimistic.”
“Tiafoe has left the event internet site and will not participate in the remainder of the occasion.
“Upon studying this facts, we promptly commenced deep cleansing and sanitizing the occasion site, and enacted protocols in area for make contact with tracing and alerting folks who may well have been uncovered,” the statement continued.
Tiafoe himself later on confirmed his diagnosis in a Twitter publish.
“Unfortunately, I examined beneficial late Friday for Covid-19 and have to withdraw from the All-American Group Cup special party in Atlanta this weekend.
“Over the past two months, I have been instruction in Florida and examined damaging there as a short while ago as a week ago”
This is not the very first time that a tennis participant has been identified with the virus. Again in June, Novak Djokovic and his spouse contracted the virus for the duration of the Adria Tour exhibition.
Tiafoe will be changed by Christopher Eubanks for the remainder of the party.
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