47 players hit by Covid chaos, but Australian Open to go ahead

47 players hit by Covid chaos, but Australian Open to go ahead

Romanian Sorana Cirstea, the women's world number 71, said on social media: "If they would have told us this rule before, I would not play in Australia. No player or member of their entourage may interrupt quarantine to participate in training ".

Ms Cassar said there had been a "small few" people within the Australian Open quarantine hotels who were "testing our procedures" and had tried to leave their rooms.

Britain's Andy Murray reacts after losing to Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 14, 2019.

Under tournament protocols agreed with Australian government authorities, all players had to return a negative test before boarding their flights to Australia and would be subjected to further testing on arrival and daily during a 14-day period of quarantine.

There are 62 close contacts on the LA to Melbourne flight and 63 from the Abu Dhabi flight who will spend 14 days in hotel quarantine.

But by being in aeroplanes for flights that lasted over 13 hours each, everyone on board became a 'close contact'.

The arrival of players in Australia has been criticised by some citizens who find themselves struck overseas and unable to return to the country as only a limited number of people may enter Australia each week. "The remaining flight crew all tested negative and were permitted to fly out without passengers directly to their home port".

He said he was "saddened and sorry for the consequences" after arriving on a flight from Abu Dhabi.

The tournament says that the three-time Grand Slam champion, who was given a wild card for Melbourne, is isolating at home.

Bad luck with the Argentine Bella, Who also had to quarantine for a false positive result in the NY bubble and were unable to object to the Cincinnati Masters 1000 because of this.

The Lawn Tennis Association carried out a tracing operation and told all the players who had been staying overnight at the NTC (which Jubb also was) to isolate for ten days.

All three who tested positive had been transferred to a health hotel, the organisers said in a statement.

The news organisation also reported that there are over 37,000 Australian citizens overseas waiting to return home.

After a spike in August, Australia has largely contained the virus through strict border closings lockdowns and other measures. However, the Victorian health authorities clarified the matter in a statement that Sandgren was no longer contagious and was shedding viral particles because he has originally tested positive in November a year ago.

"The same happened on one of the chartered flights from Los Angeles".

Back-to-back Olympic champion Sir Andy Murray's participation has been thrown into doubt after he tested positive for COVID-19.

From just over 11,000 tests results received in the 24 hours to Sunday, Victoria recorded its 11th consecutive day without a locally acquired case.