United States.- Two positives on the Los Angeles-Melbourne flight intensify the quarantine for tennis players at the Australian Open

United States.- Two positives on the Los Angeles-Melbourne flight intensify the quarantine for tennis players at the Australian Open

The tennis players who shared a flight from Los Angeles (United States) to Melbourne (Australia), where they plan to play the Australian Open from the beginning of February, with two passengers who later tested positive for coronavirus will see their quarantine intensified in their hotel rooms during 14 days.

An aircrew member and a non-player tournament participant tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving on the charter flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne on Friday, the AAP news agency reported, citing the responsible authority. from the state government quarantine.

All players were already required to undergo a two-week quarantine upon arrival in Australia, but were granted an exemption to train for several hours a day.

Anyone who has been on the flight from Los Angeles will now have to settle for training in their hotel room. Authorities did not say who was on board.

Players began arriving in Melbourne this Friday ahead of the ‘Grand Slam’ which begins on February 8, three weeks later than usual.

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