Novak Djokovic Cleared to Compete at US Open After COVID-19 Policy Modification
Novak Djokovic, the world’s No. 1-ranked men’s tennis player, has been cleared to compete in the 2020 US Open after the United States Tennis Association (USTA) modified its COVID-19 protocols. The USTA announced on Friday, August 21st, that players who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are now allowed to participate in the US Open, as long as they test negative for the virus before arriving in New York.
This announcement comes after Djokovic, who tested positive for COVID-19 in June after organizing and participating in a controversial exhibition tournament, expressed his desire to play in the US Open. Djokovic was very much looking forward to returning to competitive tennis after his extraordinary performance in the previous year’s tournament.
The revised protocols and precautions
The USTA has revised its protocols to allow players who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 and have demonstrated no symptoms of the virus in the past ten days to participate in the US Open, providing they have a negative test result taken within the 72 hours before they arrive at the tournament.
The USTA has also put strict precautionary measures in place to ensure players’ and staff’s safety, including daily health checks, temperature checks, and reduced locker room use. Spectators will not be permitted to attend the US Open, while the number of participants taking part in the tournament has been drastically reduced.
The modified COVID-19 protocols will allow Novak Djokovic and other players to participate in the US Open while taking the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of the virus’s spread. As the situation surrounding COVID-19 remains to be a concern for everyone, the USTA is doing everything it can to ensure a successful and safe tournament for everyone involved.
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Summary: Novak Djokovic has been cleared to compete in the 2020 US Open after the USTA modified its COVID-19 protocols. The revised protocols and precautions are designed to minimize the risk of the virus being spread and allow players to return to competitive tennis while ensuring everyone is safe. #SPORT