Covid-19 positives on Australian Open flights put 47 players into isolation

An aggregate of 47 players contending in the Australian Open will be compelled to stay in their lodgings for 14 days following three positive Covid-19 tests. Two individuals on a sanctioned flight conveying 24 players – going from Los Angeles, as per the BBC – returned positive swabs upon their appearance in Melbourne. On a later departure from Abu Dhabi, a sole traveler on a plane conveying 23 players likewise restored a positive outcome.

Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services has said the three contaminated individuals are not players. The world’s top players started showing up in the nation on a progression of contract jets on Thursday prepared for a fourteen day isolate period, during which they will be permitted out of their rooms to rehearse for five hours per day.

Yet, those players and care staff on the influenced flights will currently be limited to their spaces for a fortnight. The Australian Open starts on 8 February, which means those players on the influenced flights will be confined to minimal over seven days of training.

Following the main influenced flight, the Australian Open’s competition chief, Craig Tiley, said in an assertion: “We are speaking with everybody on this flight, and especially the playing bunch whose conditions have now changed, to guarantee their necessities are being obliged however much as could reasonably be expected, and that they are completely assessed of the circumstance. Our considerations are with the two individuals who tried positive on the flight and we wish them well for their recuperation.”

Competition coordinators went through a while arranging a game plan with respect to the confirmation of in excess of 1,000 tennis players and related faculty to Australia.

Andy Murray’s support at the principal major of the year stays in uncertainty after he tried positive for Covid-19. The previous world No 1 was because of movement to Australia on one of the sanction flights laid on by competition coordinators however the 33-year-old is currently segregating at home.

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