Normality is the slogan transmitted by the group of Indian Wells to the coronavirus. The primary 1,000 Masters of the 12 months, which ought to begin on the 12th in the Californian city of the identical title, won’t shut its doorways to the public as they’ve carried out a superb variety of sports activities competitions, after they haven’t been suspended or postponed, all through the world. The choice will not be trivial, it’s one among the most huge appointments on the calendar. Solely on its foremost observe, the second largest in the world devoted completely to tennis, match 16,000 individuals. Even so, the organizers are calm. In a press release launched by the New York Occasions, they declare to be monitoring “coronavirus developments.” “We stay very optimistic about this 12 months’s match celebration and hope to welcome everybody to Indian Wells very quickly. We’re in fixed communication with the WTA and ATP Tour, we observe the pointers of the Eisenhower Medical Heart and the Riverside County Well being Division, “reads the textual content. However neither will they keep idly by. In the identical doc it’s ensured that greater than 250 factors with cleaning soap and disinfectant are distributed all through all the services. “We’re working proactively with our workers, volunteers and suppliers to overview the greatest well being protocols. As all the time, our absolute precedence is the well being and security of tennis gamers, followers and everybody concerned in the match,” closes the launch. In the United States, as of this Thursday, there have been greater than 200 contaminated. A couple of third of them in California, the place a person died on Wednesday from the pathogen. That’s the reason the governor, Gavin Newsom, has decreed the state of emergency.