Curling | Positive COVID-19 tests put World Cup on Hetus

  Curling |  Positive COVID-19 tests put World Cup on Hetus

(Calgary) The World Men’s Curling Championship playoff games have been suspended in Calgary due to positive COVID-19 tests.


Donna spencer
Canadian Press

According to Curling Canada, the people who have had these tests have no symptoms and are not part of the playoff teams.

But the fixtures were still postponed until members of the remaining teams undergo further tests on Saturday and receive their results.

On Saturday’s matches, the United States was to pit against Switzerland, as did the semi-finals between Russia and Sweden. The final and minor finals are scheduled for Sunday.

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has not identified the teams affected by these coronovirus cases. He declined to comment on the situation on Saturday.

Canadian skip Brendan Boucher lost all hopes of winning the gold by beating Team Scotland 5–3 on Friday.

Alberta Public Health has approved a protocol proposed by Calgary Canada to host bubble events in Calgary.

The World Championships are the fourth event to be fought there. In the other three events, there were no reported cases of Canadian men’s, women’s and mixed championships, COVID.

The Specters have not been admitted to the Marcin McPhail Arena.

Fourteen teams, including 13 from overseas, traveled to Calgary for the championship. There were only six teams left on Friday afternoon. The terminated teams were preparing to leave the country.

Members of these teams were tested when they arrived in Calgary. They are limited to the arena and their hotel, which is located on a highway.

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Two Grand Slam tournaments are scheduled to take place in the Calgary bubble next week.

The Women’s World Championship, which was shifted from Switzerland to Calgary, is scheduled to take place on 30 April.

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