Zadar Headquarters Release Statement Following Coronavirus at Adria Tour

Daniela Rogulj



June 21, 2020 – The final of the Adria Tour tennis tournament was canceled in Zadar on Sunday after it was confirmed that tennis player Grigor Dimitrov tested positive for the coronavirus. A statement from the Zadar headquarters. 

The Bulgarian tennis player played only one match in the tournament, but hung out with several people over the last few days. reports that Dimitrov was in contact with hundreds, if not thousands, of people, including many children as part of Kids Day. The final of the tournament was supposed to be played between Djokovic and Rublev tonight at 8 pm, though it has been canceled.

The Zadar Headquarters released an extraordinary statement tonight:

“Residents of Zadar County who suspect infection, or who have been in close contact with the tennis player, should contact the epidemiologist on duty at 098 / 332-765 and their doctor. The Zadar County Public Health Institute will introduce an additional telephone line and additional emergency services from tomorrow. We would like to remind you once again that epidemiological measures are in force, which include maintaining social distance, which is the most important in preventing the spread of the coronavirus, and that we must be responsible,” said the Zadar County Headquarters.

Dimitrov spent ten days in Zadar, playing in two tennis tournaments. But as part of other activities, he played football and basketball. First, with his fellow tennis players, Djokovic, Cilic, Coric, and Zverev, and later with the spectators, which was part of the Adria Tour event program.

The Adria Tour was also visited by Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, who pointed out on Saturday that the humanitarian tournament was “a great promotion of Zadar and Croatia in the world”. Plenkovic said goodbye to some tennis players in Zadar, including Cilic and Djokovic, who were in direct contact with the infected Dimitrov over the last few days.

More soon.

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