French Open allowed only 1,000 people a day, prime minister says

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FILE PHOTO: French Prime Minister Jean Castex, wearing a protective face mask, attends the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Paris  – French be able welcome only 1,000 a day, including players, staff and organisers, Jean Castex said Thursday.

This is down from 5,000 spectators had hoped for.

“We apply at Roland Garros same rules as elsewhere. We go from 5,000 1,000,” Castex said, clarifying that those figures included players, staff and organisers.

the the rise again in France, Minister Olivier Veran Wednesday said a maximum of 1,000 would be allowed at events starting on .

But unclear whether the Grand Slam tournament, which runs from Sept. 27 Oct. 11, would be included.