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 as a result of resurgence of the coronavirus in Spain.
The event 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 “suggested to not stage the event as a result of present development of COVID-19 circumstances.” The organizers mentioned they’re “analyzing and intently evaluating all of the doable choices, whereas all the time 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 as a result of extreme virus outbreak that solely a three-month lockdown of the nation managed to get beneath management. With the financial system again in movement, there was a worrying uptick in circumstances in current weeks.
Spain’s well being ministry reported greater than 1,500 new confirmed circumstances nationwide on Friday, with greater than 300 detected in Madrid.