Coronavirus circumstances on Australian Open up chartered flight into Melbourne power gamers into strict quarantine

Two persons onboard a specifically chartered flight into Melbourne for the Australian Open up have examined constructive for coronavirus, that means players travelling with them will be confined to their rooms and unable to prepare for 14 days.

An aircrew member and an Australian Open participant who is not a player arrived on the flight from Los Angeles on Friday morning, COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria (CQV) said.

The two have been transferred to a “wellness resort” immediately after returning favourable assessments for COVID-19.

“All remaining 66 passengers on the flight have been established to be close contacts. Any gamers and guidance people today will not be capable to go away quarantine to go to training,” a CQV spokesperson said.

Underneath quarantine problems ahead of the grand slam subsequent month, COVID-adverse players are allowed out of their resort room for up to 5 hrs just about every working day to train.

Mexican participant Santiago Gonzalez and Uruguayan player Pablo Cuevas had been amongst gamers who posted on social media to ensure they ended up on QR7493 from LAX and would have to continue to be in their rooms.

“Gamers are remaining supported to access tools for their hotel rooms to help them keep their fitness through this time,” the CQV spokesperson reported.

A view of a Holiday Inn motel from the ground looking up at the sky.
Global arrivals with COVID-19 are taken to the “wellbeing lodge” at the Getaway Inn.(ABC Information: Patrick Rocca)

Victoria recorded three new coronavirus cases on Friday, all in hotel quarantine, which include the air crew member.

The remaining flight crew from the Friday morning flight examined negative, the CQV spokesperson said. They have been authorized to fly out of Melbourne on a crew-only flight at 7:00am on Saturday.

The passenger outcome came via right after midnight on Friday and will be counted in the figures introduced tomorrow.

Some 1,240 gamers and aid workers commenced arriving into Melbourne this week ahead of the tournament, and are staying housed in particular quarantine lodges.

They are expected to return a destructive COVID-19 test ahead of flying into Australia, and are analyzed at the get started and stop of their 14-day quarantine.

People today who test constructive are moved into a wellness resort and need to be medically cleared just before leaving quarantine.