Three cases of the coronavirus were detected among charter flights carrying tennis players, coaches and officials to Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, health officials and tournament organizers said on Saturday.
Forty-seven players from the two affected flights – from Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi – are now placed in strict quarantine for 14 days, unable to leave their hotel rooms or train. The Australian Open kicks off on February 8.
Health officials said two positive cases of COVID-19 emerged from a charter flight departing from Los Angeles. The third positive test came from a flight from Abu Dhabi in the past 24 hours, Tennis Australia said.
Canadian star coach Bianca Andreescu said he tested positive after arriving from Abu Dhabi. Sylvain Bruneau said “the rest of my team is negative”. Andreescu will quarantine her …
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