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WTA Tour return to go ahead as planned despite player's positive coronavirus test

August 1, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

on Day Three of The Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2015 at the Foro Italico on May 13, 2015 in Rome, Italy.

The return of tennis' WTA Tour will go ahead as planned in Palermo despite an unnamed player testing positive for Covid-19.

(CNN)The return of tennis' WTA Tour will go ahead as planned in Palermo despite an unnamed player testing positive for Covid-19.

According to a statement, the player is asymptomatic and has withdrawn from the tournament -- the first official tennis event since early March.

The Palermo Ladies Open is scheduled to take place from August 3 to 9 on the Italian island of Sicily.

"Any individual who tests positive will remain in isolation until cleared by a physician per the established protocols, and will receive proper medical treatment," said the statement.

"In addition, all those who may have been in close contact with the individual are undergoing testing per WTA protocols. "

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