Roland-Garros : the dipstick is reduced again to 1 000 people - The Point

They will not be than 1 000 elected by a day to attend the games of the edition 2020 of the tournament of Roland-Garros. The Prime minister confirmed Thursday,

Roland-Garros : the dipstick is reduced again to 1 000 people - The Point

They will not be than 1 000 elected by a day to attend the games of the edition 2020 of the tournament of Roland-Garros. The Prime minister confirmed Thursday, September 24, that the gauge of spectators for the tennis tournament will be lowered from 5 000 to 1 000 people per day. This new reduction of the gauge to the last minute is a result of the new restrictions of the gathering announced on Wednesday by the government to the areas on alert, reinforced in the face of the upsurge of the pandemic Covid-19 in France.

Roland-Garros, had already been forced to lower its gauge twice since early September, from 20 000 to 11 500 and 5 000 spectators per day. In the afternoon on Thursday, the tournament director Guy Forget said, " we hope to have 5,000 spectators ". "We are able to accommodate this population, as small as it is, for the moment 5 000 people, on a stage of 12 hectares," he stressed, insisting on the size of the site and of the courts in the open air to limit the spread of the Covid-19.

The confirmation of Castex

But the Prime minister, Jean Castex, invited in the evening of the show You have to speak on France 2, has cut short his hopes by stating : "We will apply to Roland-Garros the same rules as elsewhere. "" We're going from 5 000 to 1 000 ", he said, affirming that this gauge was the set of people allowed per day to enter the site. But the prime minister then stated to the Agency France-Presse that the accredited persons (organisers, journalists, players, staff...), " subject[es] to a protocol-specific ", were not counted among the 1 000 people are allowed per day.

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