Ronnie tells Hector Nunns that he is anxious about covid-19 after players tested positive last week.

Ronnie spoke to Hector Nunns about his covid-19 related fears after players tested positive earlier this week.


Ronnie O’Sullivan admits feeling ‘vulnerable’ and ‘paranoid’ over failed coronavirus tests

Hector Nunns

RONNIE O’SULLIVAN says snooker’s first failed coronavirus tests last week have left him “paranoid”.

Two players tested positive for Covid-19 at the European Masters, and three others that had come into contact with them were also sent home.

Positive coronavirus tests in snooker have made Ronnie O’Sullivan “paranoid”Credit: Getty Images – Getty

Several high-profile players including Mark Selby and Stuart Bingham reckon events at Milton Keynes have been a real jolt and a wake-up call for the Tour

And as a result of rising infections and recorded cases the Government has moved to reimpose restrictions — including delaying the return of spectators.

Six-time and reigning world champion O’Sullivan, 44, is famously one of the most health-conscious players on the circuit.

The world No 2, who saw his scheduled first-round opponent Daniel Wells test positive, stopped shaking hands with opponents last year — long before the pandemic.

Ronnie is due to play next in the Championship League Snooker on October 5. During the first week of that competition there were no tests. If there are no tests next week either, I would not be surprised if Ronnie withdrew.

Regarding the second part of the 128 men 2020 CLS next week, there were some changes to the fixtures: Click-here-for-the-updated-fixtures

One thought on “Ronnie tells Hector Nunns that he is anxious about covid-19 after players tested positive last week.

  1. Wise and reasonable words and I could not comprehend if they did not do testing after this week’s positive cases. Or request players to bring negative tests, like they do at borders. This is 8 players a day if I see it right, can’t be that insurmountable a ask, it would be inexcusable if they did not do everything for safety.

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