World men's curling championship playoffs on hold because of COVID-19

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CALGARY — Playoffs at the world men's curling championship in Calgary have been suspended because of positive tests for the COVID-19 virus.

Those who tested positive were asymptomatic and didn't involve playoff teams, Curling Canada said.

But games are halted until all athletes and staff on playoff teams are tested Saturday and receive their results.

Canada's Brendan Bottcher was eliminated from contention Friday evening in a 5-3 loss to Scotland.

A playoff game involving the United States and Switzerland on Saturday morning, as well as semifinals later in the day are on hold.

The medal games were scheduled for Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 9 , 2021.

The Canadian Press