Australian state records 2 new cases of COVID-19_china

Australian state records 2 new cases of COVID-19_china

Mr Andrews said Prime Minister Scott Morrison had agreed to stop all global flights to Melbourne through Wednesday, after five en-route, with about 100 passengers, land on Saturday.

The Andrews government has come under fire in recent days after announcing a snap "circuit-breaker" lockdown across Victoria in a bid to combat a cluster out of the Holiday Inn quarantine hotel.

Spectators will still be allowed to attend matches on Friday, including Nick Kyrgios' showdown with World No.3 Dominic Thiem.

"(Sporting events) will function essentially as a workplace.

Fans watch the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Thursday night.

The Stage 4 restrictions mean there are only four reasons for Victorians to leave their homes.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been nominated for a prestigious leadership award for his work steering Victoria through a hard 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and a deadly second wave.

The state reverted to stage 4 restrictions on Friday midnight, with the 5-day lockdown aimed to act as a "circuit breaker" curbing the spread of the highly contagious United Kingdom variant of the virus responsible for the Holiday Inn outbreak.

In the video, one of the hotel guests who has reportedly tested positive for COVID can be seen emerging from the hotel with a garbage bag over their head.

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"We have dealt with these before, got on top of them before", Mr Morrison told reporters.

"We've got an event to put on and we've got to do it in a safe way". "I think it's good that I didn't know", said 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, who powered into the fourth round with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 win over Anastasia Potapova.

The state of Victoria, which is hosting the Australian Open, recorded two new locally-acquired cases on Sunday, taking the total active cases to 22.

Meanwhile, Mr Weimar said all 12 staff members at Melbourne Airport's Brunetti Cafe, where a positive case worked on Tuesday, February 9, had returned negative tests.

One of the five is believed to have had some contact with Camberwell Grammar School.

"They've been doing this all year", Tiley told reporters at Melbourne Park. "They are from separate households", Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley said.

China reported eight new coronavirus cases in the mainland for February 12, compared to 12 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Saturday.

Last September's US Open in NY was played behind closed doors, while the following month's French Open permitted only 1,000 spectators per day.

"It will not be the same ... but it will be the most significant global event with crowds that the world has seen in many, many months".

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