After two Indonesian players and their delegation leader tested positive for Covid-19 at the FIDE World Cup in Sochi, their opponents, including Fabiano Caruana, were confined to their hotel rooms. If negatively tested and symptom free, the American will probably be allowed to play the third round on Sunday. However, two female players from Indonesia were preventively banned from the tournament. Levon Aronian who developed a fever due to a Tonsillitis, agreed to withdraw, all in spite of negative tests.
- 10 Jul – 08 Aug 2021: FIDE World Cup