Romanian tennis champion Simona Halep has announced that she had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Halep said she had mild symptoms and that she is self-isolated at home.
“Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know that I tested positive for COVID-19. I am self-isolating at home and am recovering well from mild symptoms. I feel good… we will get through this together,” Simona tweeted on Saturday.
One of her coaches, Artemon Apostu-Efremov told Digi Sport that Simona is OK and voiced his surprise about her being infected, considering that she is very careful with the sanitary measures.
“Simona is all right, she is self-isolated, has mild symptoms and I hope she will recover as soon as possible. I was pretty surprised, for Simona is careful enough, she has observed measures all the time, but, as we can see, this is a new COVID-19 wave and I don’t know how she contracted the virus. She doesn’t know either. It is a reality that we must face and I hope we’ll get over it
(…) I Think I have been tested 10-11 times, maybe even more, plus the tests before leaving were mandatory. WTA imposed this standard that, when you arrive at a tour you must have a test done 48-72 hours before. I think Simona made around 20 tests since the tennis activity has been resumed”, the coach explained.