Australia Aussie Open tennis player in hotel quarantine contracts COVID-19

23:51  21 january  2021
23:51  21 january  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

Australian Open tennis players will face 'strictest program in the world' in Melbourne. So what will be involved?

  Australian Open tennis players will face 'strictest program in the world' in Melbourne. So what will be involved? From Thursday, the first of roughly 1,200 tennis players and officials will start arriving in Melbourne for the Australian Open tournament. So what will the "strictest program in the world" for tennis players look like?So how are authorities managing such a huge international event and keeping it COVID-safe?

The Australian Open site will be divided into three zones, with contact tracing and COVID safe practices applied throughout the tournament. All players and support staff are now in Melbourne for the Australian Open , with the first lot of arrivals reaching day six of their hotel quarantine period.

TENNIS aces are being told not to feed MICE in their hotel rooms — in the latest twist of the Aussie Open ’s quarantine chaos. Putintseva is one of 72 tennis players self-isolating for 14 days in hotel rooms after positive Covid tests on their flights.

The Australian Open has been dealt a fresh blow after a player contracted COVID-19 while in hotel quarantine.

a woman holding a racket: Paula Badosa of Spain has announced she became infectious with coronavirus while in hotel quarantine.. © Getty Paula Badosa of Spain has announced she became infectious with coronavirus while in hotel quarantine..

Rising Spanish star Paula Badosa has been moved to a 'medical hotel' in Melbourne after she reported feeling ill yesterday.

Ms Badosa arrived in Melbourne on a flight from Abu Dhabi and was one of the 72 players placed in hard lockdown because she was on a positive case.

Ms Badosa the tested positive on her seventh day of mandatory 14-day quarantine. It has not been confirmed how she contracted COVID-19.

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Australian Open quarantine 'fully funded by Tennis Australia'. Two more Australian Open players test positive for COVID - 19 . Three other COVID - 19 cases were confirmed in hotel quarantine on Wednesday, two returned travellers and one linked to the Australian Open .

The Australian Open was delayed by three weeks while plans were worked out for the quarantine arrangements. As with other sports, tennis was disrupted this year because of the COVID - 19 outbreak, including several months with no competition, the postponement of the French Open 's start

"I have some bad news. Today I received a positive COVID-19 test result," the world No.67 wrote on Twitter.

"I'm feeling unwell and have some symptoms, but I'll try to receiver as soon as possible listening to the doctors. I've been taken to a health hotel to self-isolate and be monitored.

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"Thanks for your support. We'll be back stronger."

A total of 72 competitors have been confined to their hotel rooms before the tournament that starts on February 8.

Tennis Australia offiicals reported on Wednesday that 10 people who travelled to Melbourne for the grand slam tournament had tested positive.

But at least two of those were likely to be viral shedding, where someone still has the virus in their system but is no longer contagious, officials said.

There were 17 tournament charter flights that arrived in Australia over three days last week. Players and their entourages then needed to go through a mandatory 14-day quarantine ahead of the tournament.

Ms Badosa had been one of the competitors to complain about the hard lockdown in a tweet now deleted.

Main-draw play is supposed to begin on February 8 at Melbourne Park.

Leaked emails reveal Covid havoc on Australian Open preparations .
Players in mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine who can leave their rooms to train and hit the gym were expected to have four people allowed in their cohort but those plans have been put on hold.Players who can leave their rooms during mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine are allowed another person to train with during the five hours a day they can be outside.

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