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Australian Open players face world's 'strictest rules for tennis' amid Covid concerns

The Guardian
Tuesday 12 January 2021 05:30

The Victorian government announces hotel quarantine rules as health experts disagree on whether the tournament should go aheadAbout 1,200 players and staff from all corners of the globe will be subjected to what the Victorian government has described as the “strictest rules for tennis” in the world when they fly into Melbourne for the Australian Open from Thursday.The tournament, which will begin on 8 February after warm-up events that start on 31 January, is the largest international sporting event to be held in Australia since the beginning of the pandemic and in effect will broadcast the country’s Covid-19 response to the world. Related: Australia news live: NSW records five new locally acquired Covid cases as Qld records one Related: Francesca Jones: 'I want to achieve big things and inspire young kids' | Tumaini Carayol Continue reading...

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