For 14 days, these 72 players will not be able to leave their hotel rooms and will not be able to practice. Photo credit (Reuters)
Before this, 47 players are already in tight quarantine, including Grand Slam winners. These were in flights coming from Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi, in which positive cases were found.
Organizers of the Australian Open have confirmed on Sunday night that one person was found positive in the flight coming from Doha, though he was not part of the players’ squad. Now all the 58 passengers will not be able to come out of their hotel rooms for 14 days, including 25 players.
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Before this, 47 players are already in tough isolation, including Grand Slam winners. These were on flights coming from Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi, in which positive cases were found. The players also objected to the stringent protocol, but local health officials said that everyone had already been warned of the risks. There is a provision for stringent fine for breaking the protocol.