AUSTRALIAN Open players between 500 and 600 Australian, officials and support staff will go into quarantine after a worker at one of the event’s quarantine hotels tested positive for coronavirus.
This comes after a 26-year-old man has tested positive for Covid-19, believed to be the UK strain of the virus, after working at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Melbourne’s Central Business District, Andrews said.
Thursday’s play at the six warm-up events at Melbourne Park is set to be affected by the move, says Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews.
Andrews, however, said: “At this stage there is no impact on the tournament proper.”
Players will be free to return to competing after a negative test.
The Australian Open, which was pushed back by three weeks to enable players to quarantine, starts on Monday.