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The Australian Open has announced a fourth case of coronavirus, with the commissioner warning some players and their entourages are attempting “dangerous acts” which are breaching quarantine rules. The Australian Open has announced a fourth case of coronavirus, with the commissioner warning some players and their entourages are attempting “dangerous acts” which are breaching quarantine rules.

Australian Open records 4th COVID case, some players attempting to breach quarantine rules

In a further blow to the Australian Open preparations on Sunday night, tennis players who arrived in Melbourne on a charter flight from Qatar are told they will be confined to their rooms for two weeks, taking the total number of athletes in hard quarantine to 72.In a further blow to the Australian Open preparations on Sunday night, tennis players who arrived in Melbourne on a charter flight from Qatar are told they will be confined to their rooms for two weeks, taking the total number of athletes in hard quarantine to 72.

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A fourth COVID-19 case has emerged from Australian Open arrivals which will now force 63 close contacts into a hard lockdown. Three people from the first chartered flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne have now been confirmed as infected with the virus, while another case emerged from the second flight from Abu Dhabi. The 63 close contacts who were exposed to the four COVID cases will now have to undergo 14-days of hotel quarantine which is set to end only two weeks before the beginning of the tournament. Australian Open Tournament Director and Tennis Australia Chief Executive Craig Tiley said there was always a risk involved, but now it’s time to “deal with it”. Mr Tiley did reassure that the Australian Open is “going ahead” despite the significant setback. A fourth COVID-19 case has emerged from Australian Open arrivals which will now force 63 close contacts into a hard lockdown. Three people from the first chartered flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne have now been confirmed as infected with the virus, while another case emerged from the second flight from Abu Dhabi. The 63 close contacts who were exposed to the four COVID cases will now have to undergo 14-days of hotel quarantine which is set to end only two weeks before the beginning of the tournament. Australian Open Tournament Director and Tennis Australia Chief Executive Craig Tiley said there was always a risk involved, but now it’s time to “deal with it”. Mr Tiley did reassure that the Australian Open is “going ahead” despite the significant setback.

Three COVID-19 positive tests in Australian Open charter flights force more than 120 tournament officials, coaches and players in hotel quarantine.Three COVID-19 positive tests in Australian Open charter flights force more than 120 tournament officials, coaches and players in hotel quarantine.

Maria Sakkari one of 47 Australian Open players in hotel quarantine | Neos Kosmos

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The quarantine boss says authorities won't modify hard lockdown directions for Australian Open players who shared flights with four positive cases.The quarantine boss says authorities won't modify hard lockdown directions for Australian Open players who shared flights with four positive cases.

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The Australian Open has been rocked by a Qatar Airways flight affected by COVID-19.As COVID-19 continues to inflict carnage

Australian Open rocked by Qatar Airways flight affected by COVID-19

The Australian Open was thrown into turmoil on Saturday when nearly 50 players were forced into hard quarantine after being identified as close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases on two charter flights to Melbourne. A total of 143 passengers and crew have been thrown into hotel quarantine, of which 27 players were players, including Urayguay’s…

Nearly 50 Australian Open Players in Quarantine After Passengers, Aircrew Test Positive On Charter Flights

A message to the contestants in the Australian Open. If you can't stand being locked down for 14 days I will be willing to take your place.A message to the contestants in the Australian Open. If you can't stand being locked down for 14 days I will be willing to take your place.

A total of 47 players set to feature at the Australian Open have been ordered to stay in their hotel rooms for the next two weeks after passengers on two chartered planes to Melbourne tested positive for COVID-19.A total of 47 players set to feature at the Australian Open have been ordered to stay in their hotel rooms for the next two weeks after passengers on two chartered planes to Melbourne tested positive for COVID-19.

Australian Open in turmoil as 47 players confined to hotel rooms for two weeks

MELBOURNE: A host of tennis players were barred from practising for a fortnight Saturday in a major setback to their Australian Open preparations after two people on a charter flight that brought them to Melbourne tested positive to Covid-19.MELBOURNE: A host of tennis players were barred from practising for a fortnight Saturday in a major setback to their Australian Open preparations after two people on a charter flight that brought them to Melbourne tested positive to Covid-19.

Disarray as two test positive on Australian Open plane

Tennis - At the moment, at least 47 players will have to skip the training runs and stay in their rooms for two weeksTennis - At the moment, at least 47 players will have to skip the training runs and stay in their rooms for two weeks

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No new cases of locally acquired COVID-19 have been recorded overnight in Victoria.

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The Australian Open has been hit by a fifth case of COVID-19, breaches of quarantine, player anger over hard lockdown and a delay in training.The Australian Open has been hit by a fifth case of COVID-19, breaches of quarantine, player anger over hard lockdown and a delay in training.

Australian open COVID: At least 47 tennis players are now in hard quarantine for the next 14 days, with several expressing their frustration at organisers What you need to know.

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Another flight full of Australian Open participants has been placed into "hard" lockdown in quarantine, after one person tested positive for coronavirus. The...Another flight full of Australian Open participants has been placed into "hard" lockdown in quarantine, after one person tested positive for coronavirus. The...

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Grand slam champions are among 47 players in hard lockdown at the Australian Open, after four people on charter flights into Australia tested positive for COVID-19.Grand slam champions are among 47 players in hard lockdown at the Australian Open, after four people on charter flights into Australia tested positive for COVID-19.

Grand slam champions among tennis players quarantined at Australian Open | Euronews

The build-up for next month's Australian Open suffered a jolt after two coronavirus infections were reported on a flight from Los Angeles to the year's first grand slam on Saturday, forcing two weeks of hotel quarantine for 24 players and their entourage on board. Health officials in Victoria state, where…

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Two positive COVID-19 tests were returned from one of the charter flights into Melbourne in the past 24 hours. 

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The Australian Open suffered a hit after three positive Covid-19 tests on board chartered flights forced 47 players into isolation for 14 daysThe Australian Open suffered a hit after three positive Covid-19 tests on board chartered flights forced 47 players into isolation for 14 days

Covid-19 positives on Australian Open flights forces players to quarantine

Unhappy tennis stars have taken to social media to complain about the food on offer inside hotel quarantine with one opting for McDonalds instead.Unhappy tennis stars have taken to social media to complain about the food on offer inside hotel quarantine with one opting for McDonalds instead.

Australian Open 2021, tennis news: Hotel quarantine, lunch options, Benoit Paire, McDonalds, social media posts | Fox Sports

Tennis Australia says Grand Slam will begin on February 8 despite anger from players forced into hard quarantine.Tennis Australia says Grand Slam will begin on February 8 despite anger from players forced into hard quarantine.

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There have been three positive COVID-19 tests from Australian Open charter flights, forcing the players on board into 14 days of lockdown in their hotel.There have been three positive COVID-19 tests from Australian Open charter flights, forcing the players on board into 14 days of lockdown in their hotel.

Australian Open thrown into chaos as 47 players are forced into lockdown over coronavirus cases from charter flights | SBS News

Bianca Andreescu's coach is one of the three positive tests, putting the former U.S. Open winner in a strict quarantine.Bianca Andreescu's coach is one of the three positive tests, putting the former U.S. Open winner in a strict quarantine.

Australian Open: 47 players unable to train due to COVID positives

Positive COVID-19 tests for a combined three people on two flights carrying Australian Open players has led to 47 tournament participants being quarantined for 14 days and unable to practice.Positive COVID-19 tests for a combined three people on two flights carrying Australian Open players has led to 47 tournament participants being quarantined for 14 days and unable to practice.

Positive tests cause Australian Open player havoc

Tennis star Victoria Azarenka is believed to be among a group of players set to be thrust into lockdown the next 14 days after two positive COVID tests emerged from their charter flight to Melbourne.Tennis star Victoria Azarenka is believed to be among a group of players set to be thrust into lockdown the next 14 days after two positive COVID tests emerged from their charter flight to Melbourne.

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Forty seven players will have to remain in their hotel rooms for 14 days.

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The build-up to next month's Australian Open was thrown into disarray on Saturday when 47 players were forced into two weeks of strict hotel quarantine after coronavirus infections were reported on two chartered flights carrying them to Melbourne.The build-up to next month's Australian Open was thrown into disarray on Saturday when 47 players were forced into two weeks of strict hotel quarantine after coronavirus infections were reported on two chartered flights carrying them to Melbourne.

Tennis-COVID cases on player flights leave Australian Open buildup in disarray | Reuters

The Australian Open <a href="https://twitter.com/AustralianOpen/status/1350789626705788929" rel="noopener">announced</a> an additional 25 players will face a...The Australian Open <a href="https://twitter.com/AustralianOpen/status/1350789626705788929" rel="noopener">announced</a> an additional 25 players will face a...

72 Players in Quarantine Amid COVID-19 After Flights Ahead of Australian Open | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

The Australian Open <a href="https://twitter.com/AustralianOpen/status/1350789626705788929" rel="noopener">announced</a> an additional 25 players will face a...

72 Players in Quarantine Amid COVID-19 After Flights Ahead of Australian Open

Tennis News: As one of the 47 tennis players forced into a hard isolation ahead of the Australian Open, New Zealand's Artem Sitak may be bouncing off the walls of Tennis News: As one of the 47 tennis players forced into a hard isolation ahead of the Australian Open, New Zealand's Artem Sitak may be bouncing off the walls of

'No room to swing a racket': New Zealand's Artem Sitak shares Australian Open quarantine life | Tennis News - Times of India

Players are flown in ahead of the Australian Open while thousands of citizens are waiting to return.Players are flown in ahead of the Australian Open while thousands of citizens are waiting to return.

Tennis stars' arrival angers stranded Australians

Heather Watson is among 72 players competing in the Australian Open who cannot leave their hotel rooms for 14 days following five positive Covid-19 tests on chartered flights.Heather Watson is among 72 players competing in the Australian Open who cannot leave their hotel rooms for 14 days following five positive Covid-19 tests on chartered flights.

Australian Open: Heather Watson among 72 players isolating after positive coronavirus tests on flights | Tennis News | Sky Sports