Australian Open players again isolation after getting hotel worker Covid-19 positive. As a result, preparatory matches for the Grand Slam at Melbourne Park have been canceled.
According to media reports, about 600 people, including Australian Open players, staff and higher officials have been told to stay in isolation.
The first Grand Slam tournament of the year will start next Monday. They have been asked to stay in isolation till they get positive results in the Covid-19 test.
The organizers of the tournament said on Twitter, “We will work with everyone who can get tested as soon as possible. There will be no match on Thursday in Melbourne Pak. Friday’s schedule will be announced later today.
The Australian Open was postponed for three weeks for the players’ quarantine. An employee of the Grand Hyatt Hotel is the reason for the Covid-19 attack on the changed schedule.
We will work with everyone involved to facilitate testing as quickly as possible.
There will be no matches at Melbourne Park on Thursday. An update on the schedule for Friday will be announced later today. #AusOpen
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) February 3, 2021
The 26-year-old hotelier was found to have the Covid-19 symptom in his body and could be infected with a new type of coronavirus in London, the BBC reported.
The hotel worker is a security guard by profession. He passed the Covid-19 test yesterday.
Thousands of players, staff and officials at the Australian Open were in a 14-day quarantine at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. They were following this rule after setting come in Australia.
#BREAKING: From 11.59pm tonight, Victoria is reverting to its New Year's Eve restrictions after a quarantine worker at an Australian Open hotel tested positive to COVID-19.
— 9News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) February 3, 2021