Australian Open: 47 players in quarantine after three positive COVID cases on flights

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Australian Open: 47 players in quarantine after three positive COVID cases on flights

Some players arriving in Australia this week for the first Grand Slam of the year have been forced into quarantine after three positive coronavirus

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Some players arriving in Australia this week for the first Grand Slam of the year have been forced into quarantine after three positive coronavirus tests were confirmed on two separate chartered flights. More than 1,200 players and staff are arriving in Australia this week ahead of the Australian Open at the start of next month.

The statement read: “One positive COVID-19 test has been returned from a passenger on a charter flight into Melbourne from Abu Dhabi in the past 24 hours.

“There were 64 people on the flight, including 23 players.

“All passengers from the flight are already in quarantine hotels and the positive case, who is not a player and had tested negative before the flight, has been transferred to a health hotel.

“The 23 players on the flight will not be able to leave their hotel room for 14 days and until they are medically cleared. They will not be eligible to practice.”

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