Screenshot of French Open’s official social media.

  China News Service, September 22. A few days ago, the French Open, the last tennis grand slam tournament of the year, has begun to compete for the qualifying tournament.

However, according to the official social media news of the event, before the start of the game, 5 players retired due to the new crown pneumonia epidemic.

  It is reported that in accordance with the French Open's epidemic prevention regulations, all players will undergo nucleic acid testing as soon as they arrive in Paris.

The day before the start of the game, the French Open announced that two players tested positive for the new crown virus, and the other three had close contact with a coach who tested positive for nucleic acid.

The French Open stated that the above five players will not participate in the upcoming qualifying rounds and will enter a seven-day self-isolation period.

  Affected by the epidemic, this year's French Open has been postponed twice, and it is finally scheduled to be held from September 27 to October 11.

The French Open originally planned to admit 11,500 spectators to the game every day, but under the epidemic, this number has been reduced to 5,000.

In terms of epidemic prevention, the French Open requires all participating players to stay in hotels designated for the event.

Players, spectators, and staff present will wear masks.