Tennis can’t seem to get enough of problems arising due to coronvirus – first in Adria Tour event and now in an American tennis exhibition event in Atlanta. American tennis player Frances Tiafoe tested positive for COVID-19 after his match on Friday at the DraftKings All-American Team Cup in the Southeastern United States which was attended by about 450 spectators.
A statement from the event was released Saturday:
“Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus. Like all the players, Tiafoe was tested prior to or upon arrival in Atlanta and has passed daily temperature tests. Following his match, he was showing symptoms and was retested and tested positive. Tiafoe has left the event site and will not participate in the remainder of the event. Upon learning this information, we immediately began deep cleaning and sanitizing the event site, and enacted protocols in place for contact tracing and alerting individuals who may have been exposed. The health and safety of our event participants, staff and attendees are a top priority, and we will continue to diligently enforce all guidelines from local health officials. Christopher Eubanks will replace Tiafoe for the remainder of the event.”
I am scheduled to have a second test early next week, but have already begun the quarantine protocol as advised by the medical staff here in Atlanta. While I’ve been so excited to get back out there, the health and safety of everyone continues to be a top priority.
— Frances Tiafoe (@FTiafoe) July 4, 2020
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