Over 500 Australian Open Players, Staff to Quarantine After Covid-19 Case in Melbourne

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Australian Open finds itself in a new challenge after a worker at one of the event's quarantine hotels in Melbourne tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Due to the new development, between 500 and 600 players, officials and staff are to go into isolation just days before the start of the first Grand Slam of the year on Monday. This comes in the middle of the warm-up events ahead of the big tournaments.

Wednesday's play at the six warm-up tournaments that are taking place in Melbourne will be affected due to the new case, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said, as reported by BBC. However, Andrews further added, "At this stage there is no impact on the tournament proper."

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