All 507 Australian Open players and staff who stayed at a quarantine hotel where a worker contracted COVID-19 have tested negative and been cleared to participate in the Grand Slam, tournament director Craig Tiley said on Friday.
"Everyone that tested, tested negative," Tiley told reporters at Melbourne Park on Friday. "So that's a really good outcome not only for the community but also for the playing group."
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The Australian Open group at the Grand Hyatt, which included 160 players, were instructed to get tested and isolate until they had a result after health officials on Wednesday revealed a worker at the hotel had contracted the virus.
Warm-up matches at Melbourne Park were called off on Thursday but are set to resume on Friday.
The players who tested negative are free to participate in the six warm-up events at the Grand Slam venue to allow them to get match practice after 14 days in quarantine.
Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital, reported no new cases of community transmission on Friday.
Authorities have approved 30,000 fans per day, about 50% capacity, at the Australian Open, which starts on Monday.
“Spectators will continue to be allowed in the site, and we are still selling tickets,” Tiley said.
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