UAE Team Emirates squad to remain in Abu Dhabi as precaution against coronavirus contagion

UAE Team Emirate ride together
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

UAE Team Emirates have announced that their riders and staff at the UAE Tour will remain in the country as a precaution, despite being given the all-clear to leave following the coronavirus scare that saw the final two stages of the race cancelled.

More than 600 people on the UAE Tour – riders, staff, race organisation and media – had been quarantined in their hotels in Abu Dhabi since Thursday evening after the Abu Dhabi Sports Council announced that there were two suspected cases of the coronavirus Covid-19 among Italian staff members from a participating team. It emerged on Saturday that both members had since tested negative for Covid-19.

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