Perhaps I misunderstood the press.In rare cases, and with the different mutations, it´s possible to test positive though fully vaccinated. They are investigating some break outs at nursing homes in Norway now, because several people who are fully vaccinated has recently tested positive, all though they were vaccinated a few months ago. I think it was linked to the South African or Brazilian strain. If this is the case, Matteo must have been really surprised and shocked, because he would certainly not expect to test positive when vaccinated.
I just saw this on Twitter though: If Matteo tested positive, it seems that the protocols doesn´t allow the subs to go. It seems very strange indeed, but it would very much explain why the WD was so sudden for Gabriele as well. Gabriele might have learned on the way to the airport he wasn´t allowed because of this strange rule.
Does Daniel have to skate twice, can anyone else be substituted? This is so sad.
9. STARTING ORDERDo we know when the SP draw for the ladies takes place?
Here are the starting orders based on this.9. STARTING ORDER
The participating Skaters/Couples will be listed according to their ISU World Standing placement at time of the ISU World Team Trophy.
The starting order in the Short Program or Rhythm Dance segment will be the reverse order of the ISU World Standing placements. In the case of any tie, there will be a draw to determine who skates first.