Johanna Konta forced to withdraw from Wimbledon due to close contact with coronavirus

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Johanna Konta has withdrawn from Wimbledon after being classified as close to testing positive for Covid-19, organizers said.

A member of Britain’s number one team showed symptoms of Covid on Sunday morning and a subsequent PCR test gave a positive result.

Konta will now have to spend 10 days in isolation and will be replaced in singles at Wimbledon by the lucky loser Yafan Wang from China.

A statement from the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) read: “A member of Johanna Konta’s team exhibited symptoms of Covid-19 this morning and immediately self-isolated and performed a PCR test in accordance with testing protocols championships.

“A positive result was returned which allowed AELTC, in collaboration with Public Health England, to identify Johanna Konta as a close contact.

“According to government legislation, she is required to self-isolate for 10 days and is therefore withdrawn from the championships.

“Johanna and her team member had tested negative on all of their previous tests carried out under the championship protocols. Both have been made aware of the positive test and close contact classification and are now self-isolating for the next 10 days. “

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