Melbourne: 47 players who arrived here on two special planes for the Australian Open tennis tournament have been sent to strict isolation as three cases of the corona virus were found positive in those flights.
Tournament organizers said the cases were found on a flight that arrived here from Las Angeles and Abu Dhabi. For this reason, the players were sent on 14 days of strict segregation. During this time, they will not be able to leave their hotel room or train. The Australian Open is scheduled to start on February 8.
Tennis Australia said two cases of Kovid-19 were found on a special plane from Las Angeles. The third case is on the plane that arrived here from Abu Dhabi.
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Canadian star Bianca Andriscu’s coach Sylvain Bruniu said he tested positive for Kovid-19 when he arrived here from Abu Dhabi.
He said: “The test results of other members of my team have turned negative.”
Previously, officials said all passengers arriving from Las Angeles were sent to the hotel for 14 days in strict segregation.
Tennis Australia has confirmed that there were 24 players on the plane from Las Angeles and 23 on the plane from Abu Dhabi.