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The Victorian Government is standing by its strict quarantine rules in place for tennis players and other officials arriving in Melbourne for the Australian Open.

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47 players are confined to their hotel rooms for 14 days after they were deemed closed contacts of other passengers who tested positive to COVID-19 on their chartered flights.

Exercise equipment is being provided to their rooms but players have raised concerns about unequal court practice in the lead up to the Grand Slam next month.

There have been no new coronavirus cases detected among the tennis superstars currently in hotel quarantine in South Australia.

Australian Open officials confirmed via Twitter that none of the players have recorded an “active” COVID-19 infection.

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