After round three we were approached by a player who expressed that he had symptoms of Covid-19. He went through all the necessary tests and was declared by the doctors as a positive case. As consequence, everyone who was in contact with him was examined by the tracing team of the Icelandic Directorate of health and the chief epidemiologist of Iceland. Following that, it was decided that two other players had to be put in quarantine as a safety measure for the players involved and for every other participant. The players were informed verbally as well as in written form by the decision of the Directorate of health in Iceland. The players’ respective chess federations were also informed.
We wish everyone a safe tournament and the affected players all the best in these unfortunate circumstances.