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Victoria records zero local cases of Covid-19 as Australian Open coaches and a player test positive

Victoria records zero local cases of coronavirus as the state fights to contain a growing outbreak in hotel quarantine brought in by Australian Open players and coaches

Victoria has gone 13 days without a locally acquired case of coronavirus as the state battles an outbreak in hotel quarantine brought in by Australian Open players and coaches. 

There were four new infections recorded in hotel quarantine on Tuesday morning after 15,574 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. There are 34 active cases across Victoria.  

It is unclear if the four cases in hotel quarantine are linked to the contingent of tennis players and support staff who have arrived in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open on February 8.

Six people, including a player, have tested positive to the virus so far.

The infections have forced 72 Australian Open players into a hard quarantine, unable to leave their hotel rooms for 14 days. 

More to come 

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