The head of the Victoria area says the main incident is not affected by a positive case among one of the hotel staff.
More than 500 tennis players and officials have been asked in Melbourne for the Australian Open to be tested and followed by a worker at a hotel that uses test positives for COVID-19.
Victoria state head Daniel Andrews called a late-night news conference on Wednesday to make the announcement and urged someone to test the symptoms in Melbourne.
Andrews said the case could have an impact on some of the six tune-up tournaments to be held this week before the Australian Open.
He It was said that any players, coaches or officials at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne understood the accidental contact of the 26-year-old infected person and needed to be isolated until they returned a negative test Would have taken.
He said, ‘It can have an impact in tomorrow’s events. But at this stage, there is no proper impact for the tournament, ”he told reporters.
Australian Open organizers did not immediately provide details of how many players would have to be separated.
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The hotel says it has 550 rooms including 25 premium suites, so potentially hundreds of people can join it.
It could also test the resolve of players who have recently come out of a two-week quarantine and are giving ammunition to critics of the decision to allow them to fly from around the world for the Australian Open.
The Australian Open is scheduled to begin on Monday with 30,000 spectators expected to arrive daily at Melbourne Park.
Everyone arriving in Australia must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine under COVID-19 epidemic regulations.
The infected employee tested negative on his last day at the hotel on 29 January but later tested positive and is working with the government and health officials on establishing contacts.