Australian Open to go ahead despite COVID-19 case

Thursday's warm-up matches at Melbourne Park were called off after the case was announced late on Wednesday (February 3), and those who underwent quarantine at the Grand Hyatt hotel were instructed to get tested and isolate until they had a result.

Tiley said the 507 people affected, 160 of them players, would have their tests completed by late Thursday afternoon. If the results were negative, the players would be free to participate in the six warm-up events at the venue of the Grand Slam to allow them to get some match practice after 14 days in quarantine.