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Two Italian golfers suspected of being infected with nCoV

Lorenzo Gagli and Edoardo Molinari are in quarantine, closely monitored in the hotel room in Muscat, because of the risk of new strain of Corona virus.

The quarantine made Gagli and Molinari unable to attend the Oman Open of the European Tour, scheduled to start on February 27.

According to La Nazione (Italy), a European Tour doctor told Gagli to go to his room after breakfast on February 26, and Molinari was transferred to another room. Both stayed in the same room for the previous few days.

After the test, Gagli was informed that the results would be available within two days, but he would have to stay alone until March 4. That means this golfer can leave the Qatar Masters from 5/3 to 8/3. The common procedure for isolating nCoV infections is usually 14 days.

European Tour spokesmen announced that Gagli and Molinari had left the Oman Open for medical reasons. But he refused to provide more information.

Italy is the center of Covid-19 in Europe. Statistics at the end of February 26 showed that the country recorded 12 deaths and 400 cases of nCov infection.

In contrast, previous health developments became more evident through Gagli’s narrative. Accordingly, last week, the European Tour sent an e-mail asking for the yellow fever vaccine for golfers to register for the Hero Indian Open from March 19-22 in New Delhi. However, Gagli did not receive the vaccine before leaving Italy, and then he was examined by a European Tour doctor on February 25.

34-year-old Gagli from Firenze, has just won a trophy in his professional career, thanks to his victory at the Kenya Open 2018 in the Second Tournament of Tournament. Last year, he was involved in a private armies match including Rory McIlroy at the European Masters in Switzerland, and the final victory went to Sebastian Soderberg.

39-year-old Edoardo Molinari is the older brother of Francesco Molinari – the 37-year-old golfer who won The Open Championship. Both are European players in the US victory in the Ryder Cup 2010. Edoardo Molinari has played professionally since 2006 and has won three European Tour titles.

On the world rankings, Edoardo Molinari ranked 348, and Gagli ranked 407.