The state's health department said those released travellers must get tested and quarantine at home until they receive a negative result, after six people staying at the hotel contracted the more infectious United Kingdom strain.
It was put on hold for a week because of the Black Rock cluster, which is now under control.
Even though Melbourne recently experienced a small new outbreak of the virus, Tiley expected crowd capacity at the Grand Slam to be around 50-75 percent, exceeding the biggest audience for a tennis tournament since the pandemic started.
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He added Sydney's red zone will be reduced as soon as possible so more Victorians can return home. And if I am, it's a double whammy because I lost the match, played against a [COVID-19] positive guy and they didn't get the result before the match.
The first of 1200 worldwide tennis players, support crew and officials are expected to arrive in Melbourne for the Australian Open, as health authorities issue a new alert for a COVID-hit Brisbane quarantine hotel. But that's not possible because of the virus, he said, and going to Australia this year would have meant too much time away from his family. Understandably so, I get it.It really was just a situation where I didn't want to be away from my family for that long.
Some 16,533 test results were received in the 24 hours to Thursday morning.
He has 15 ATP singles titles to his name but is still searching for his first major championship and has never advanced past the fourth round at Melbourne Park.More news: USA trips will need negative COVID test
Victoria, once the country's COVID-19 hotspot, said it was imposing the strongest protocols seen at any tennis tournament for those arriving on 15 chartered flights for the February 8-21 event, which was delayed by three weeks due to the pandemic.
All players and staff arriving in Victoria will be tested daily and must quarantine at one of three Australian Open-dedicated hotels for two weeks.
Players are scheduled to begin arriving in Melbourne and Adelaide later this week and will be allowed five hours outside of their hotel to practice and train after they've returned a negative coronavirus test on day two of their stay.
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If a player or staff test positive, they will be transferred to a medi-hotel.