With the cases of Covid 19 dropping in Australia, Tennis Australia is planning to host the Australian Open in January 2022 in Melbourne.
Tournament To be Postponed Due To Closed International Borders
Tennis Australia, country’s top tennis body has issued a statement regarding the same on Monday. They said that Tennis Australia were able to run Australian Open 2021 amidst the pandemic. Now they are planning to hosting Australia Open 2022 for January and they look forward to have Melbourne play the host for the best players from all across the world.
They further said that they are constantly working with the government to ensure that the guidelines are being followed and the safest environment is being provided for both the fans and the players.
At the same time, the tournament’s director Craig Tiley also refuted the reports. He said that they will be in Melbourne in January 2022. “We are going to make it work,” said Craig. He also said that they will work with the federal governments to ensure a safe environment for the players to get to Melbourne and figure out a way with quarantine.
40 Australians Test Positive While Coming Back to Australia from India
As per the latest reports, Australia plans to stick to the plans of re-opening the international borders only from mid-2022. Australia closed their borders in March last year for non-nationals and non-residents. Since then, they have followed only limited international arrivals, which mainly includes citizens from abroad.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that they will be guided by the medical advice and economic advice throughout the process. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg spoke to the media and said that so far the medical advice they have received suggests them to keep their borders closed as it has done them good amidst the pandemic.
Covid 19 infections in Australia total about 29,700 and 910 deaths.