The organizers of the Madrid Open tennis event have been suggested by native well being authorities within the Spanish capital to not maintain the rescheduled occasion in September because of the resurgence of the coronavirus in Spain.
The event organizers mentioned on Saturday that that they had requested an analysis of the well being state of affairs within the metropolis and that regional well being officers “suggested to not stage the event because of the present development of COVID-19 instances.” The organizers mentioned they’re “analyzing and intently evaluating all of the potential choices, whereas at all times specializing in guaranteeing the security of all these concerned within the event.” The event is scheduled to be performed from Sept. 12-20.
Spain’s greatest tennis occasion was postponed from the spring because of the extreme virus outbreak that solely a three-month lockdown of the nation managed to get beneath management. With the economic 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.