France entered a 3rd nationwide lockdown on Saturday to comprise the coronavirus unfold, though skilled sports activities have largely been spared.
Reuters | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 02:34 PM IST
French Sports activities Minister Roxana Maracineanu stated it was doable the French Open might be postoned for the second 12 months amid the COVID-19 disaster.
France entered a 3rd nationwide lockdown on Saturday to comprise the coronavirus unfold, though skilled sports activities have largely been spared. An exception is biking’s Paris-Roubaix one-day race, which has been postponed from its authentic April 11 slot.
The French Open, which final 12 months was postponed by 4 months and passed off in entrance of restricted crowds, is because of begin this 12 months on Might 23.
“We’re in dialogue with them (the French Tennis Federation, which organises the occasion) to see if we should always change the date to coincide with a doable resumption of all sports activities and main occasions,” Maracineanu instructed France Data radio late on Saturday.
“In the present day, though high-level sport has been preserved, we attempt to restrict the dangers of clusters, of spreading the virus inside skilled sports activities.”
President Emmanuel Macron stated on Wednesday that he was anticipating to re-open the nation in mid-Might.
The director-general of the French Tennis Federation, Gilles Moreton, stated earlier this week that he couldn’t think about the Grand Slam match being cancelled.