Sports & Coronavirus | US open organisers keen to start tournament as scheduled

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The US Open organisers have said that they are looking to start the tournament as it was scheduled this year, i.e on August 31 despite the threat of Coronavirus ‘COVID-19’.

Despite the Wimbledon 2020 tournament being cancelled on Wednesday due to the pandemic. The US open organisers released a statement saying that they are closely monitoring the situation and are still looking to go ahead as it was planned.

In an official statement USTA said, “At this time, the USTA still plans to host the US Open as scheduled and we continue to hone plans to stage the tournament. The USTA is closely monitoring the rapidly-changing environment surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and is preparing for all contingencies.”

Interestingly, this was for the first time since World War 2 that Wimbledon was cancelled.

In an official statement AELTC said that, “It is with great regret that the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic.”

New York remains one of the most effected areas in the US due to The Novel Coronavirus ‘COVID-19’ Pandemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) had termed coronavirus as a ‘pandemic’ on March 11.

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