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John Burn-Murdoch
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The Adria Tour has been a tragic lesson in rushing the return to normal in sport.

Novak Djokovic organised a tennis tournament where adherence to social distancing has been minimal. He and several others, including one player’s pregnant wife, have now tested positive for Covid.

When I say "adherence to social distancing has been minimal", the players went out clubbing in Belgrade last week after the tournament finished.

Obviously wishing everyone a full and fast recovery, but decision-making throughout this one was dreadful

Players testing positive are young and healthy, but a) that doesn’t mean invulnerable and b) given the amount of close contact w/ fans, it’s possible more vulnerable people infected.

Hopefully no lives lost, but this should be a stark lesson to all events businesses regardless.

The latest episode of the @TennisPodcast is a good — if sobering — listen on the whole Adria Tour fiasco 

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