Three hotel quarantine cases linked to Australian Open
Nearly half of Victoria’s newest coronavirus cases are connected to the Australian Open, which has been dogged by significant challenges.
No new local cases of coronavirus have been recorded overnight, but seven internationally acquired cases have tested positive and are in hotel quarantine.
Meanwhile, mandatory mask rules in indoor settings, which were rushed back when the Black Rock cluster emerged in the final days of 2020, are set to be lifted from 11.59pm Sunday.
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, said of the seven cases in hotel quarantine, three were connected to the Australian Open, including one announced on Saturday.
She said one was an air crew member and two were non-playing officials.
It comes as positive cases who flew into Melbourne on…