After the stunning cancellation of the Indian Wells Masters due to the Coronavirus, Miami was thought to be the next domino to fall. But the tournament assuaged some fears by announcing today that it’s planning to begin as scheduled on March 23.
Statement from the Miami Open. pic.twitter.com/kj6aDOmMwV
— Miami Open (@MiamiOpen) March 9, 2020
Earlier in the day, the Florida Department of Health had advised all individuals traveling internationally to self-isolate for 14 days. That stance would all be end any chance of Miami holding the event.
But then hours later, the FDH revised its position to just those individuals coming from China, South Korea, Italy and Iran need to self-quarantine.
That does means a large number of players from China and Italy will have to stay in the U.S. if they wish to play in Miami.
The tournament begins in two weeks, so a lot can and will still happen before then.
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