Australian Open: Joao Sousa withdraws due to strict COVID-19 protocols

24 Janvier, 2021, 13:57 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • The COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria confirmed three people associated with the Australian Open have contracted the UK variant of coronavirus

She was halfway through her 14-day quarantine period when the world number 67 made the confirmation of her positive test on Friday (January 22) and has since been moved to a "health hotel".

Sousa said he tested positive for COVID-19 before his departure but has since returned a negative test and is asymptomatic.

As a five-time runner-up of the Australian Open, Murray was awarded a wildcard for this year's competition.

The Australian Open lead-in week has been revamped to help give the 72 players in the 14-day quarantine lockdown the best possible preparation and training opportunities.

Three of 17 charter flights carrying the players into the largely virus-free country reported positive cases, meaning the 72 players aboard - including Badosa - were limited to their hotel rooms for 14 days.

Mr Tiley said having more people allowed in a player's cohort was not a risk to the local community as they all were in quarantine. "But we want to minimise the risk to each of you and that's why we have delayed the expansion and will continue to assess daily". The Australian Open itself is due to begin on February the 8th.

The 23-year-old previously complained about the tough restrictions on players.

Players under the original quarantine protocol are only allowed out of their rooms five hours a day to train ahead of the Australian Open
Players under the original quarantine protocol are only allowed out of their rooms five hours a day to train ahead of the Australian Open

Only one player, Spain's Paula Badosa, has tested positive.

COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria also said in a statement that the one case of the virus acquired overseas reported on Sunday was not connected to the tennis Grand Slam.

A staff member wearing PPE is pictured working to clean surfaces at Melbourne Park on Thursday.

US Open champion Dominic Thiem, who is now in Adelaide, believed the players under the toughest rules were at a "huge disadvantage" ahead of the tournament, scheduled to begin in just over two weeks' time.

Rafael Nadal of Spain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia while playing a tie break doubles exhibition match against Simone Halep of Romania and Alexander Zverev of Germany on Court Philippe Chatrier during a packed Children's Day at Roland Garros before the start of the 2018 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on May 26th 2018 in Paris, France.

One case was reclassified on Sunday.

"All three cases have been in hard lockdown since they landed in Melbourne", a CVQ spokesperson said.

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