Australian Open players to self isolate after Covid-19 exposure

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.


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