A player has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of a women’s tennis tournament in Prague
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A player has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of a women’s tennis tournament in Prague.
Tournament director David Trunda says the unidentified player was isolating in her hotel room and will be re-tested. Trunda says the player didn’t meet any other participants in the tournament.
All 150 players are tested on arrival and have to wait in their hotel rooms for the results.
The event is for players who would have been at the U.S. Open qualifying tournament. It opens on Saturday.
U.S. Open qualifying was canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Judo Federation says it is restarting events which should feed into qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.
International judo events started to be affected by the coronavirus in February when Chinese teams withdrew from competing in Europe. Cancellations began in March.
The governing body says World Judo Tour events will be organized in Budapest, Hungary, in late-October and Tokyo in December.
The IJF says the events “aim to offer qualification points for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.”
Some continental-level competitions are also planned later in 2020.
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