February 3rd – On Wednesday (3rd), local time, a hotel quarantine worker in Victoria, Australia, tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
As many as 600 Australian Open players, officials and support personnel were quarantined and tested for the virus.
According to the local Australian media Century on the 3rd, the Victorian health department said in a statement issued on Wednesday night that the staff member last worked at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on January 29 and was tested negative for the virus at the end of the shift.
The staff member then showed symptoms and was tested again for the virus on February 2, and he returned late Wednesday to confirm the positive results. In addition to volunteering at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, the staff member has reached at least five other locations.
According to the report, most of the players currently staying at the hotel have been quarantined from January 29 to 30.
Health authorities have contacted all A-League players, officials and service staff who were admitted from 29 January to 2 February. Up to 600 athletes and officials associated with the Australian Open are regarded as close contacts.
Officials said that these people will be quarantined until they get negative nucleic acid tests, so it will have an impact on the Australian Open preparations.
Meanwhile, Victoria Governor Daniel Andrews said at a late Wednesday press conference that the state will resume mandatory indoor mask-wear regulations, reset the maximum number of 15 people in the family, and suspend 75% of the return to work scheduled to start on Monday.
Plan. The emergence of the above cases ended the state’s 28-day record of zero community transmission, the report said.