According to Australian media reports on the 17th, four confirmed cases of COVID-19 were found on two charter planes carrying Australian Open athletes.
According to the report, the two charter flights are from Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, respectively, and the four confirmed people are not competitors.
The organizers of the Australian Open announced that the 47 athletes on board these two charter flights must be strictly quarantined at the hotel for 14 days, during which they cannot leave the hotel or go out for training.
According to Australian media, the 47 athletes include former Australian Open women’s singles champion Victoria Azalenka and the 2017 women’s singles champion of the US Open Sloan Stephens.
The organizer said on the 17th that the Australian Open will start on February 8 as originally planned, but the organizer will adjust some events as appropriate to help those affected athletes.