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Australian Open players forced into quarantine after two cases of coronavirus

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A group of Australian Open players and employees will be quarantined for two weeks after two people on their flight to Melbourne test positive for the coronavirus.

Around 1,200 players and staff arrive in Melbourne ahead of the delayed Australian Open from February 8. But a flight, from Los Angeles that landed on Friday, led to two positive COVID-19 tests, according to a letter shared by players. Pablo Cuevas and Santiago Gonzalez.

“Unfortunately, we have been informed by health authorities that two people on your flight QR7493 from LAX who arrived at 5:15 am on Friday January 15th returned positive COVID-19 PCR tests upon arrival in Melbourne,” said one. part of the letter.

“The health official reviewed the flight and determined that everyone on board should self-isolate and will be confined to their rooms during the 14-day quarantine period.”

Both positive tests would have been for a crew member and a participant who is not a player.

Players were supposed to be allowed to train for five hours a day, but those on that flight will now be quarantined for two weeks.

Victoria recorded her 10th day in a row without a locally acquired coronavirus case on Saturday.


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