January 10th – World Snooker Federation officially announced that Judd Trump and Jack Lisovsky have now withdrawn from the 2021 Snooker Masters after testing positive for COVID-19 nucleic acid.
Joe Perry and Gary Wilson, two players, have been present at the scene and received negative nucleic acid results.
Trump, who is now the world’s No. 1, won the 20th ranking championship of his career in the snooker Grand Prix about 20 days ago.
His final opponent is Lisovsky.
Trump originally planned to play in the first round against David Gilbert in the early morning of Beijing time on the 11th.
After withdrawing from the game, he was replaced by Joe Perry.
Lisovsky was originally scheduled to play in the opening match on the evening of the 10th Beijing time against Karen Wilson, but now he is replaced by Gary Wilson.
It is reported that so far, the remaining players and officials have tested negative for COVID-19 nucleic acid.
Trump and Lisovsky will enter a period of isolation and will be supported by the World Snooker Federation and the World Snooker Tour.
The announcement also said that the World Snooker Tour has been restarted since June 2020, and the epidemic prevention measures have been carried out in strict accordance with the British government guidelines to ensure the health and safety of the competitors and staff.
The World Snooker Federation has been strictly following the guidelines for COVID-19 prevention.
All players must be tested for COVID-19 nucleic acid two days before their respective games and quarantine around the field until they receive negative nucleic acid results.