Australian Open Players Quarantining After Tournament Worker Tests Positive For Virus

People related to the Australian Open are seen lining up at a testing facility at the View Hotel on Thursday in Melbourne, Australia. Victoria state has reestablished COVID-19 constraints after a hotel quarantine employee tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday.

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People connected with the Australian Open are seen lining up at a testing facility at the View Hotel on Thursday in Melbourne, Australia. Victoria state has reintroduced COVID-19 restrictions after a hotel quarantine employee checked positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday.

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” The likelihood is really low that theres going to be any concern. We totally anticipate them all to check unfavorable and then we continue with play tomorrow like we originally planned,” Tilley stated.

A confirmed COVID-19 case at a quarantine hotel in Melbourne, Australia, is requiring organizers of a significant tennis tournament to mandate that more than 500 gamers and their personnels “be tested and separate until they receive a negative test outcome” just days before play is set to begin.

” Those 507 players and their teams that remained in the quarantine hotel in between the 16th and the 29th of January were instantly alerted last night that when they got up this early morning … we would begin screening and all of them would need to separate,” Tilley said.

Players and their entourages emerge from the Grand Hyatt Melbourne on Thursday. A favorable case was found at one of the Australian Open quarantine hotels, with some 500 Australian Open players, authorities and support personnel informed to quarantine and get tested.

Premier Daniel Andrews of Victoria state announced late Wednesday regional time that a 26-year-old who had been functioning as a resident support officer for the tennis competition had actually checked favorable for the virus.

” Were definitely confident the Australian Open is going to go ahead,” Tilley said.

He likewise kept in mind of those 507 individuals being tested, there were 160 players.

Australian Open Director Craig Tilley told press reporters Thursday that matches arranged for Thursday were going to be rescheduled for Friday.

” We will deal with everybody included to facilitate testing as rapidly as possible. There will be no matches at Melbourne Park on Thursday,” Australian Open officials stated in a statement.

Professional athletes prepping for the Australian Open, the years first Grand Slam tournament and set up for Feb. 8– 21, will not be allowed to leave their rooms till they check negative for the coronavirus.

Australian Open officials likewise announced Thursday that all of the tuneup matches for the day have actually been canceled.

He kept in mind most are considered casual contacts of the person who evaluated positive for the coronavirus, while some 50 staff are thought about close contacts and will need to quarantine for two weeks.

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Players and their entourages emerge from the Grand Hyatt Melbourne on Thursday. A favorable case was found at one of the Australian Open quarantine hotels, with some 500 Australian Open gamers, officials and support personnel told to quarantine and get evaluated.

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” This is one case, there is no requirement for people to worry,” Andrews stated, while also revealing he is restoring a variety of limitations for the state “out of an abundance of caution.”

A few of those constraints include capping private gatherings at 15 people or fewer; making it necessary to use masks inside; and a “time out” on plans to have 75% of public and personal sector employees going back to the workplace which was set to enter into impact on Monday. Instead officials said the “existing cap of 50% will stay in place.”

He stated the individual, who has not been named, last worked at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne on Jan. 29. The specific took a PCR test after that shift, which returned a negative result for the infection, according to Andrews. Days later, the premier included, the individual industrialized symptoms and has actually since evaluated positive.