Hi everyone welcome to the UAE TOUR. Being precisely: Abu Dhabi Crown Plaza Hotel, the one that has been closed today next to the one from the cyclists not far from here, only a few meters the riders has been tested for the virus The anecdote: it is the first time since San Remo Blitz in 2001 that police closes a hotel and doesn’t allow anyone to get in or out. In this hotel there are around 400 guests here are not able to do much ater the raced has been cancelled due to the two cases the rumours are that the ones that got the virus are two mechanics The virus is expanded all over the world and this time cycling has found itself all together here at the UAE TOUR I was here working for the international feed as a commentator of the race and now we are here waiting for further information Uncertainty at the moment. Apparently th eriders spent all night being screened And here we are now waiting to get more information That all. This is full of jounalists so I imagine you might be looking for other reports on the different communication channels It is interesting how many guests had nothing to do with the race and now are here with a situation hard to control for them too There are some bad moments by the reception with people begging to let them go out of the hotel I’m sure there are worse places to be locked in than the Abu Dhabi Crown Plaza It contrasts with what it is going on outside. Taxis from people who ordered them waiting for their clients to go outside. That’s the irony, isn’t it? Therefore I’ll keep you posted with more information later on from the Crown Plaza Hotel Where mostly we are former riders as the current professional cyclists are on the W Hotel next door This is it for this first video.