On January 27, Beijing time, according to the official website of the World Federation of Taiwan Affairs, the German masters of snooker is about to open. However, in the test of the new championship before the competition, the test result of world champion Higgins was positive. He had to withdraw from the German masters, and his first round opponent Carrington directly promoted to the second round.
In the recent masters, Higgins was defeated by Yan bingtao of China and missed the champion. According to the schedule, Higgins originally planned to play Carrington in the first round of the German masters on Wednesday afternoon local time, but in the routine test before the game, Higgins’s test result was positive, and now he is in a state of self isolation.
The official statement from the world snooker tour also confirmed that Higgins was infected with the new coronavirus. Except for Higgins, the test results of all other competitors were negative. Since the snooker event was restarted in June last year, we have strictly abided by the epidemic prevention regulations. ”
At present, Higgins is also the second Snooker World Champion infected with the new coronavirus after trump. However, Higgins is a veteran of 50, and it is still unknown when he will fully recover and return to the snooker arena.