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Covid-19 positives on Australian Open flights put 47 players into isolation

  • Two positive tests among passengers on flight from LA
  • One Covid-19 positive on another service from Abu Dhabi

A total of 47 players competing in the Australian Open will be forced to remain in their hotel rooms for 14 days following three positive Covid-19 tests. Two people on a chartered flight carrying 24 players – travelling from Los Angeles, according to the BBC – returned positive swabs upon their arrival in Melbourne. On a later flight from Abu Dhabi, a sole passenger on a plane carrying 23 players also returned a positive result.

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