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Minnesotans test positive for COVID-19 variant after Cancun vacation

After four Minnesotans have tested positive for the P.1 COVID-19 variant first identified in Brazil following trips to Cancun, the Minnesota Department of Health is urging travelers to get tested when they return home.

According to health leaders, the four recent cases of the P.1 variant followed visits to The Grand at Moon Palace in March. Officials say they are seeing more cases of travelers becoming ill and are urging anyone who travels — particularly international travelers — to get tested when they return.

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Vacation rentals are selling out fast, positive boom for tourism

If you are looking for a nice vacation rental this summer, now is the time to plan. Places are filling up fast as more and more people get vaccinated and have the itch for a getaway with loved ones.

FOX 5 called multiple short-term vacation rental spots in Maryland and Delaware and they said this is the busiest they have ever been. 

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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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Some Australian Open Players Isolating After Hotel Worker’s Positive COVID Test | Bleacher Report

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Australian Open tennis players who came in close contact with a hotel worker who tested positive for COVID-19 must isolate until they test negative for the coronavirus as the year’s first Grand Slam tournament is scheduled to begin Monday at Melbourne Park.

John Pye of the Associated Press reported Wednesday it’s not immediately clear how many players are returning to quarantine—an initial 14-day isolation period was required upon arriving to Australia—but Victoria state premier Daniel Andrews doesn’t expect the situation to alter the major’s schedule.

“It may have an effect on tomorrow’s play in the lead-up event,”

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Australian Open preparation in turmoil after Covid-19 positive at players’ hotel

The Australian summer of tennis has been clouded with further uncertainty after up to 600 tennis players, officials and support staff were required to isolate until they return a negative test for Covid-19 following the news that a worker at an Australian Open quarantine hotel had tested positive for the virus.

Tennis Australia consequently announced that all matches scheduled for Thursday at the warm-up tournaments have been postponed until Friday.



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The infected person, a 26 year-old man, had been working at the Grand Hyatt Hotel during the players’ time there and his

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Australian Open hotel worker positive for Covid, with Victorian premier tightening restrictions | Victoria

The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has tightened coronavirus restrictions in the state after a worker in the Australian Open hotel quarantine system tested positive for Covid.

Andrews said the new case was not, at this stage, likely to affect the tennis tournament due to start on Monday but would require up to 600 players and support workers to isolate until they receive a negative Covid-19 test result.

This will likely impact a number of warm-up matches in the coming days, but the tournament is still slated to begin on 8 February.

The premier, in a late-night press conference on Wednesday,

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