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Australia puts 500 tennis players, staff into coronavirus isolation

By Swati Pandey



a blue sign in front of a building: ATP Cup


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ATP Cup

SYDNEY (Reuters) – More than 500 tennis players and officials were ordered into isolation in the Australian city of Melbourne on Thursday as authorities reintroduced coronavirus restrictions after a worker at a quarantine hotel tested positive for the virus.

The city reimposed an order for masks indoors and a limit on gatherings of 15 people after the state’s run of 28 days with no new local cases came to an end.

Melbourne, Australia’s second-biggest city, is preparing to host the Australian Open tennis tournament from Monday but play at six warm-up events

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Australian Open players and staff go into isolation after a hotel worker tests positive for Covid-19

A single case of Covid-19 at a quarantine hotel in Melbourne has forced organizers of the Australian Open to isolate 507 players, officials and support staff, just four days before the tennis championship is set to begin.



a group of people standing in front of a building: A man wearing a protective face mask is seen outside the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne.


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A man wearing a protective face mask is seen outside the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said late on Wednesday evening that a 26-year-old volunteer firefighter who had been working as a resident support officer as part of the tournament tested positive for the virus. Until then, the state had not seen local transmission of the virus

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