The Singapore Tennis Open, which will be held from this Monday to Sunday, will be attended by 250 spectators in the semifinals and final in the event that no new infections of covid-19 are detected in the city-state . / / Kai Försterling / Archive
Bangkok, Feb 22 . .- The Singapore Tennis Open, which will be held from this Monday to Sunday, will be attended by 250 spectators in the semifinals and final in the event that no new infections of covid are detected -19 in the city-state.
All players, technicians and officials from abroad have to undergo daily PCR tests, among other measures implemented by the organizers to maintain security and avoid contagion.
At least 200 people from other countries have come to Singapore for the 250 category tournament, the lowest in the ATP circuit, and which collects the witness of the Australian Open.
The first rounds of the tournament, which has the participation of the French Adrian Mannarino (36 of the world ranking) or the Croatian Marin Cilic (43) as the most prominent names, start today without spectators.
The organizers will assess whether in the semifinal or the final, the latter scheduled for Sunday, they will have the maximum attendance of 250 spectators, with the condition that new local infections of coronavirus are not detected in the previous days in Singapore.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the city-state has confirmed 59,869 infected with covid-19, the vast majority due to the outbreak in the barracks where immigrant workers live, including 29 deaths.
In Sunday’s report, health authorities announced 11 new cases, all from abroad and found in quarantine centers.
The last local contagion was detected on February 17.