Sam Querrey accused of leaving Russia regardless of COVID-19 constructive

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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 personal airplane, organisers of the St. Petersburg Open stated Thursday.

The event stated Querrey and his spouse examined constructive on Sunday, the day earlier than play began. They examined damaging 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 Querrey was withdrawn from the competitors and his household was requested to isolate at a lodge.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 medical doctors 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 informed an ATP consultant, he left Russia along with his household on a personal airplane,” the event stated, citing data from the ATP Tour.

The ATP stated it was investigating an incident on the event, however didn’t identify Querrey.

“The ATP is conscious of an incident concerning a participant’s critical breach of protocol regarding COVID-19 at this week’s St. Petersburg Open,” the tour stated. “Adhering to well being and security protocols is crucial to make sure occasions happen safely and inside the pointers established by native authorities. Gamers and their assist staff members are reminded that breaches of protocol can jeopardize an occasion’s skill 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 49th-ranked Querrey didn’t instantly touch upon the scenario.

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