Gamers residing underneath strict quarantine guidelines after arriving for the Australian Open will get “no particular therapy”, says Victorian premier Daniel Andrews.
Seventy-two gamers are confined to their lodge rooms in Melbourne for 14 days after constructive coronavirus take a look at outcomes on flights certain for the occasion.
A minimum of 9 contaminated folks – together with one participant – are in quarantine, officers say.
“The virus does not deal with you specifically, so neither will we,” Andrews stated.
Some gamers have complained the more durable 14-day quarantine was pointless.
With the Grand Slam match set to begin on 8 February, gamers are resorting to hitting balls towards the partitions and home windows of their rooms to remain sharp.
“I do know there’s been a little bit of chatter from various gamers concerning the guidelines,” Andrews stated.
“The foundations apply to them as they apply to all people else and so they have been all briefed on that earlier than they got here and that was the situation on which they got here.
“So there is not any particular therapy right here.”
The affected gamers have been deemed shut contacts of the 4 Covid-19 circumstances on the three planes which arrived from Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi and Doha.
French participant Alize Cornet, who shouldn’t be one of many 72 gamers affected, apologised after initially saying the choice to maintain them inside their room was “insane”.
Kazakhstan’s world quantity 28 Yulia Putintseva stated the gamers had not been advised they might be confined to their rooms if one individual on the entire flight examined constructive.
Others stated they’d been made conscious of the attainable state of affairs by match bosses.
Gordon Reid, Britain’s two-time males’s wheelchair Grand Slam champion, is among the many gamers confined to his room and says it’s a “minority which are kicking up a fuss”.
“However the majority of the time that minority are the loudest,” the Scot added.
The girlfriend of Australian participant Bernard Tomic put a video on social media detailing their expertise of quarantine in a lodge to this point, saying they’ve been taking part in video video games for 11 hours a day, ordering their very own meals somewhat than consuming what was being offered, and washing their plates within the toilet sink.
The gamers who haven’t been pressured into the more durable restrictions are allowed out of their rooms for as much as 5 hours daily.
Apply has lastly bought underway at Melbourne Park after delays attributable to Covid testing and transport issues.
Many gamers had their classes cancelled whereas take a look at outcomes have been confirmed- usually ready of their room for transport which by no means arrived.
Tennis Australia says it has been a “difficult few days” whereas they labored to make sure everybody’s security as apply begins.
“We perceive this has been irritating for the gamers and apologise,” a spokesperson advised the BBC.