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BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament canceled amid coronavirus concerns, public health emergency

County Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser declares Coronavirus a public emergency as first patient admitted to Eisenhower hospital in Rancho Mirage.

The 2020 Bnp Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California has been canceled Amid Coronavirus Concerns, organizers announced Sunday evening .

The tournament is the first of several Southern California events to be impacted by concerns of coronavirus as the number of infected people increased in Riverside County.

During the news conference, Kaiser stressed "community exposure is low" and reiterated a previous statement that health officials had not recommended the cancellation of events that attract thousands of people to the Coachella Valley.

“There is too great a risk, at this time, to the public health of the Riverside County area in holding a large gathering of this size,” Dr. David Agus, a USC professor of medicine and biomedical engineering, said in a statement.

As of Sunday, tournament officials were still planning on holding the event March 30 through April 5 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.


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