Unnamed player withdrawn from 2020 US Open after testing positive for Covid-19

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The 2020 US Open has had its first positive coronavirus result for a player with the unnamed competitor withdrawn from the hard-court Grand Slam as a result.

The Flushing Meadows tournament starts on Monday and a strict protocols, including a bio-secure bubble for players and support staff, are in place to minimise the spread of Covid-19.

A non-player tested positive two weeks ago and US Open organisers have confirmed that they have now had a player test positive as well.

“A player has tested positive for COVID-19 at the US Open and has been withdrawn from the tournament. The player is asymptomatic,” a statement read.

“The USTA, together with its medical advisors and infectious disease specialist from the Mount Sinai Health System, confirmed a positive test result for a player.

In accordance with New York State Department of Health requirements, and in alignment with CDC guidelines and the Tournament health and safety protocols, the player has been advised that they must isolate for at least 10 days. In addition, contact tracing has been initiated to determine if anyone must quarantine for 14 days.”

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