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Players, Officials & Support Staff At Australian Open Isolating

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It won't affect the start of the event.

Between 500 and 600 Australian Open players, officials and support staff have been directed to self isolate.

The move comes after a worker at one of the event's quarantine hotels tested positive for coronavirus.

Players will be free to return to competing after a negative test ahead of the rescheduled Grand Slam which starts on Monday.

The tournament schedule won't be affected but Thursday's play at the six warm-up events at Melbourne Park will be impacted.

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