ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — American tennis participant Sam Querrey was positioned in isolation by Russian authorities after testing constructive for the coronavirus after which left the nation on a non-public aircraft, organizers of the St. Petersburg Open stated Thursday.
The match stated Querrey and his spouse examined constructive on Sunday, the day earlier than play began. They examined detrimental on arrival in Russia 4 days earlier. Querrey was withdrawn from the competitors and his household was requested to isolate at a lodge.
Organizers stated Querrey didn’t open the door for docs who got here to look at the household on Monday, with the participant saying his child son was sleeping. The household then left the lodge earlier than a second scheduled examination the subsequent day.
“Sam Querrey, because the lodge’s safety cameras recognized, left the lodge collectively along with his household at 5:45 a.m. on Oct. 13 with out informing the reception service. As Querrey advised an ATP consultant, he left Russia along with his household on a non-public aircraft,” the match stated, citing info from the ATP Tour.
The ATP stated it was investigating an incident on the match, however didn’t identify Querrey.
“The ATP is conscious of an incident concerning a participant’s severe breach of protocol regarding COVID-19 at this week’s St. Petersburg Open,” the tour stated. “Adhering to well being and security protocols is important to make sure occasions happen safely and throughout the tips established by native authorities. Gamers and their help crew members are reminded that breaches of protocol can jeopardize an occasion’s potential to function and have repercussions on the remainder of the Tour. In accordance with ATP’s Code of Conduct, we’re taking this matter extraordinarily severely and an investigation is underway.”
A spokesperson for the Forty ninth-ranked Querrey didn’t instantly touch upon the scenario.
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