"The players were warned and informed of their exclusion from the Australian Open and of their entry into the country if they were positive in one of the many PCR tests that were carried out", said the statement.
Daniel Ricciardo has described the decision not to postpone the Australian Open tennis championship as "a bold challenge" but hopes a successful competition will provide a template for the city to host Formula 1 in November.
Players who did not travel on the affected charter flights are also subject to a 14-day quarantine in Melbourne but are allowed out for five hours each day to train.
In a statement, the RFET said the players had not been informed that they would be strictly confined to their rooms if they were on a flight with someone who tested positive "regardless of the physical proximity".
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"This couldn't be further from the truth".
Spanish player Paula Badosa tested positive for COVID-19 on her seventh day of hard quarantine, and has been moved to a health hotel to isolate. "However, I always choose to do something and be of service despite the challenging consequences and misunderstandings".
"I genuinely care about my fellow players and I also understand very well how the world is run", added Djokovic.
The 17-time Grand Slam victor later described the backlash to the ill-fated Adria Tour as a "witch hunt".
In Wednesday's tweet, Djokovic said his letter to Australian Open director Craig Tiley had been taken the wrong way.More news: HSBC to close another 82 branches
"We've had the hotel pest controlled this week and I think there may have been some feeding going on of the mouse", Ms Neville said.
On Friday morning, Badosa tweeted that she was "grateful for being in Australia" and that "quarantine & preventive measures are pivotal right now". "I'd encourage them to minimise interaction with the mice and we will keep doing pest control if we need to".
"Things in the media escalated and there was a general impression that the players (including myself) are ungrateful, weak, and selfish due to their unpleasant feelings in quarantine".
She is due to compete in her third Australian Open, having reached the second round a year ago before being knocked out by Petra Kvitova.
The Australian Open is scheduled to begin February 8, three weeks delayed from its typical start date. This has seen 72 players sent into 14 days hard quarantine.More news: Quebec chided for lack of 'humanity' to homeless