3 More COVID-19 Cases Linked To Australian Open Arrivals

Serbia's Novak Djokovic stands on the balcony at his accommodation in Adelaide, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley defended Djokovic for appealing to Australian Open organizers to ease restrictions so players could move to private residences with tennis courts. (Morgan Sette/AAP Image via AP)

(AP)–Two players are among the three latest COVID-19 cases that have emerged from testing conducted on passengers who arrived on charter flights bringing people to Melbourne for the Australian Open. T

ournament director Craig Tiley says the players aren’t considered to be contagious and haven’t been taken out of the regular quarantine hotels. The first six positive tests were reported over the weekend and connected to flights from Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi and Doha, Qatar.

All passengers on those flights were classified by local health authorities as close contacts of people infected with the coronavirus and forced into hard lockdown. It included 72 elite tennis players.


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