New York. Spectators will not be required to wear masks or present proof of vaccination during matches at the US Open tennis tournament starting next week. Due to the corona virus, the US Open was held without spectators a year ago, but this time there is a danger that the stadium will be overcrowded. The US Open, the last Grand Slam of the year, starts on Monday.
Dr Brian Heinlein, vice president of the American Tennis Association and a member of the medical advisory group, said, ‘Our goal is not to eliminate all cases of Covid. At the moment there is no covid outbreak so we can have any regrets.
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He said, ‘We are still thinking about the welfare of people. Those who have not been vaccinated should indeed wear masks although we will not force them to do so. I think some of those who have been vaccinated will also wear masks. The last Grand Slam of the year will start from Monday in New York.
New cases of Covid-19 in the US hit nearly 150,000 per day, the highest since January. Delta type cases are more among them.
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First Published: August 26, 2021, 14:35 IST