U.S. tennis participant Sam Querrey was positioned in isolation by Russian authorities after testing optimistic for the coronavirus however left the nation on a personal airplane, organizers of the St. Petersburg Open mentioned on Thursday.
The event mentioned Querrey and his spouse examined optimistic on Sunday, the day earlier than fundamental draw play began. They examined detrimental on arrival in Russia 4 days earlier. He was withdrawn from the competitors and the household was requested to isolate collectively at a lodge.
In an announcement, the event mentioned Querrey didn’t open the door to docs who got here to look at the household on Monday, saying his child son was sleeping, and the household then left the lodge earlier than a second scheduled examination the following 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 informed an ATP consultant, he left Russia along with his household on a personal airplane,” the event mentioned, citing data from the ATP Tour.
The ATP mentioned it was investigating an incident on the event, however didn’t identify Querrey.
“The ATP is conscious of an incident concerning a participant’s severe breach of protocol referring to COVID-19 at this week’s St. Petersburg Open,” the tour mentioned.
“Adhering to well being and security protocols is important to make sure occasions happen safely and throughout the pointers established by native authorities. Gamers and their assist workforce 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 critically and an investigation is underway.”
There was no fast remark from a spokesperson for Querrey, who’s ranked forty ninth on this planet.