The organizers of the Madrid Open tennis tournament have been advised by native well being authorities within the Spanish capital to not hold the rescheduled occasion in September due to the resurgence of the coronavirus in Spain.
The tournament organizers mentioned on Saturday that they’d requested an analysis of the well being state of affairs within the metropolis and that regional well being officers “advised not to stage the tournament due to the current trend of COVID-19 cases.” The organizers mentioned they’re “analyzing and closely evaluating all the possible options, while always focusing on guaranteeing the safety of all those involved in the tournament.” The tournament is scheduled to be performed from Sept. 12-20.
Spain’s greatest tennis occasion was postponed from the spring due to the extreme virus outbreak that solely a three-month lockdown of the nation managed to get below management. With the financial system again in movement, there was a worrying uptick in instances in latest weeks.
Spain’s well being ministry reported greater than 1,500 new confirmed instances nationwide on Friday, with greater than 300 detected in Madrid.