January 14th – Based on Australia’s New Daily and News Network 7, American tennis player Tannis Sandgren revealed on the 14th that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and was worried that he would not participate in the Australian Open.
However, later that day, he said that he was allowed to board a charter flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne.
Sandgren, the 59th seeded player in the world and an athlete who advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2018 and 2020, revealed on Twitter on the 14th that he contracted the novel coronavirus in late November 2020 and tested positive for the virus again on Monday (January 11, 2021).
He also claimed to be infectious and was eventually allowed to board the plane.
It is reported that on the eve of the opening of the Australian Open on February 8, more than 1,200 international players and staff will fly to Victoria.
According to the regulations of the Victorian government, the players and staff participating in the game must test negative for the novel coronavirus before they can be allowed to board the plane.
Later on the 14th, the Australian Tennis Association responded on Twitter that some people who have recovered from COVID-19 or are asymptomatic may still spread the virus for months.
Sandgren will be undergoing standard daily testing in Melbourne.
Victoria law enforcement also defended the decision, with Sandgren’s positive test results related to his previous infection, but stressed that any player who tested positive for COVID-19 or who is still contagious will not be allowed to participate in the Australian Open