AO: Virus case forces hundreds of players to isolate
Hundreds of Australian Open players and officials to self-isolate, await negative test, says premier of Australian state
Hundreds of Australian Open (AO) players and support staff will self-isolate after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive, the premier of the Australian state of Victoria announced on Wednesday.
"There is a number of about 500, 600 people who are players and officials and others who are casual contacts," Victorian premier Daniel Andrews said at a press conference.
They will be isolated until getting a negative test and that work will be done tomorrow, Andrews added.
Andrews also noted that the infected person had been working as a resident support officer as part of the Australian Open quarantine program.
The Australian Open will run at Melbourne Park from Feb. 8 to 21, three weeks later than usual.
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