According to an Australian Broadcasting Corporation report on the 17th, the third passenger tested positive for COVID-19 was found on a chartered plane from Los Angeles to Melbourne on January 15th. The passenger is a media worker.
Previously, one of the two other confirmed cases found on the charter plane was a crew member and the other was not an athlete.
There are 67 passengers on the charter plane, including 24 athletes.
On the 16th, an official statement released by the organizers of the Australian Open said that a passenger was found to test positive for COVID-19 on a chartered plane carrying personnel related to the Australian Open.
The charter flight took off from the United Arab Emirates and arrived in Melbourne, the host country of the Australian Open, on the morning of the 15th local time.
The charter plane carried a total of 64 people, 23 of whom were athletes who were going to participate in the Australian Open. Passengers who tested positive for COVID-19 were not athletes, the statement said.
Since the 16th, a total of four passengers have been found to have tested positive for COVID-19 on two Australian Net charter flights for two consecutive days.
At present, all four confirmed cases have been transferred to designated hotels.
All the personnel of the two charter flights will be quarantined for 14 days, and the athletes will not be able to carry out normal pre-match training.
The Australian Open is scheduled to officially start on February 8.