Australian Open cohort at 'low risk' from COVID-19 case

Thursday's play in the warm-up tournaments at Melbourne Park was cancelled after the case was announced late on Wednesday (February 3) and the 520 who underwent quarantine at the Grand Hyatt hotel were instructed to get tested and isolate until they have a result.

Tennis Australia spent millions of dollars to quarantine around 1,200 players, coaching staff and officials for 14 days in Melbourne from the middle of last month in order to get the Grand Slam underway.

Most players were allowed five hours outside for training but 72 were confined to hotel rooms for the two weeks after passengers on the charter flights that brought them to Australia tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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