72 Australian open players in quarantine after confirmation of a coronavirus-infected person had boarded a plane carrying players

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Seventy-two players have been sent to quarantine for two weeks after it was confirmed that a coronavirus-infected person had boarded a plane carrying players to the Australian Open in Melbourne from February 8.

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic, the winner of the Australian Open and currently ranked No. 1 in the world, has demanded a reduction in the player's quarantine time, an appointment with a coach, and the provision of a tennis court for training.

Other players who have come from different countries to play in the Australian Open will be allowed to practice from Monday after the negative result in the Corona Test. However, hotel quarantine for 14 days will be mandatory for 72 players aboard a plane infected with the coronavirus.

The top players in the women's rankings, Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerver, Saloni Stephens also are quarantined.

Those who break the quarantine rules will face a fine of up to AUS$20,000 according to the Melbourne police. A total of five people, including a technician who arrived from California for the broadcast, tested positive for COVID.

State Premier Daniel Andrews, meanwhile, said the same rules would apply to everyone, adding that the players' demands would not be met.


Publish : 2021-01-19 13:27:00

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