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Australia Iconic Summer sport competitions threatened by Melbourne lockdown

18:46  19 september  2020
18:46  19 september  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Iconic sporting events such as the Boxing Day test, the Australian Open and the Melbourne Cup could be cancelled or go ahead without crowds “There are lots of other events that would normally occur over summer and we have to work through each of those event by event and venue by venue."

Iconic sporting events such as the Boxing Day test, the Australian Open and the Melbourne Cup could be cancelled or go ahead without crowds due to Victoria’s draconian lockdown restrictions and strict reopening criteria.

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said he couldn’t provide a “definitive answer” on how Summer sports would be run this year claiming it was “too early to determine whether they will have crowds”.

“I don't think it will be a Boxing Day test like it normally is, nor will the Australian Open be exactly the same as it normally is," he said.

“There are lots of other events that would normally occur over summer and we have to work through each of those event by event and venue by venue."

The Premier said "teams and players coming from overseas and coaches and officials will all have to quarantine".

"We don't want one event to necessarily set us back and cause us a problem."

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COVID-19 takes a toll on public transport, speed camera revenue in Qld .
The lockdown in March dragged annual revenue down as people stayed home and avoided public transport.Queensland's public transport network recorded a drop in patronage of almost 20 per cent over the past year, costing more than $71 million in fare revenue.

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