Participate in was suspended at all Australian Open up men’s and women’s tuneup occasions at Melbourne Park soon after a worker at one particular of the players’ quarantine inns examined favourable for COVID-19.
All matches scheduled for Thursday at the ATP Cup, two ATP 250 tournaments (Murray River Open and Excellent Ocean Street Open up) and 3 WTA 500 occasions (Gippsland Trophy, Grampians Trophy and Yarra Valley Typical) had been postponed.
An update on the plan will be introduced later, in accordance to a assertion unveiled by Tennis Australia.
“Authorities have advised that everyone who stayed at the Grand Hyatt in between 16-29 January will require to be examined and isolate until finally they acquire a damaging exam final result,” read through the statement.
“We have been advised that you need to isolate at all times other than when you journey to and from your check. We will function with all people associated to facilitate testing as swiftly as doable.”
Australian officers reported about 600 players and assistance team will have to isolate and go through tests, approximately 50 percent of the amount who arrived last thirty day period to start out preparations for the year’s very first grand slam function.
The Australian Open up is scheduled to get started on Monday.
“At this phase, there is no impact on the tournament suitable,” Victoria premier Daniel Andrews stated all through a news convention Wednesday. “I must say (the Australian Open up) is significant to us but the difficulties are much broader and that is about community overall health and public security.”