Australian officials: Unvaccinated tennis players will not be allowed in Australian Open

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Tennis gamers who have yet to be immunized for COVID-19 will not be enabled to take part in the Australian Open regardless of some preliminary optimism. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews revealed Wednesday his federal government will not look for unvaccinated gamers’ travel allows, soon after Prime Minister Scott Morrison recommended those licenses — together with two-week quarantines for each unvaccinated professional athlete — would permit them to contend.  

Victoria is slated to host the Australian Open in Melbourne in January. 

“On behalf of every vaccinated Victorian who has done the right thing, my government will not be applying for an exemption for any unvaccinated player,” Andrews stated. “If we don’t apply for an exemption, then no exemption will be granted and then the whole issue is basically resolved.”

Around 30% of the top-100 guys’s and ladies’s tennis gamers stay unvaccinated, according to CNN, possibly lightening the Australian Open field. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic — who’s decreased to share his vaccination status — stated recently “things being as they are” in Victoria might require him to avoid the competition. An Australian Open win would offer Djokovic a record 21st guys’s grand slam songs title. 

Andrews states keeping unvaccinated gamers out of the Australian Open makes sure no double basic develops. Victorian expert athletes are needed to get the COVID-19 vaccine, in addition to all coaches, authorities, media, personnel and fans. 

“I’m not going to require people sitting in the grandstand, people working at the event, to be vaccinated while players aren’t,” Andrews stated.

Australia, and especially Victoria, have actually taken the COVID-19 pandemic seriously because the start of the pandemic. The Australian borders have actually been shut for 18 months aside from those with travel exemptions, and Victoria locked down its capital city of Melbourne 6 times. Unvaccinated Australians are still disallowed from clubs, dining establishments, sporting occasions and more. 

The Australian Open is arranged to start on Jan. 18. 



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