Positive coronavirus test cancels entire Thursday Melbourne Park action

Around 600 Australian Open players, officials and staff will go into self-isolation after a positive coronavirus case at one of the event's quarantine hotels, reported the officials on Wednesday.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed that a 26-year-old man, who had been working as a resident support officer for the Australian Open, has tested positive for the virus. Following strict health measures, the players will remain in their rooms, and there will be no matches at Melbourne Park on Thursday.

"There is a number of about 500, 600 people who are players and officials and others who are casual contacts. They will be isolating until they get a negative test and that work will be done tomorrow," Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said.

"Health Authorities have advised us that a Hotel Quarantine worker has tested positive for COVID-19. Those associated with the AO who quarantined at the hotel now need to be tested and isolate until they receive a negative test result," Australian Open organizers stated.

"We will work with everyone involved to facilitate testing as quickly as possible. There will be no matches at Melbourne Park on Thursday. An update on the schedule for Friday will be announced later today."

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