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Australian Open ticket limits imposed as Covid cases rise | Tennis News

Limits on ticket gross sales have been launched for the Australian Open due to surging COVID-19 cases 4 days earlier than the primary tennis main of 2022 is ready to start.

The Victoria state authorities introduced Thursday that ticket gross sales for Australian Open shall be capped at 50% for any classes that haven’t already bought to that stage.

All tickets already bought will stay legitimate, the assertion mentioned, with no modifications or cancellations anticipated.

The match begins Monday at Melbourne Park and the ultimate is ready for Jan. 30.

Face masks shall be necessary and density limits shall be imposed on indoor hospitality areas. It had already been mandated that every one spectators should be absolutely vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus.

“As Covid-19 hospitalizations and cases proceed to rise in Victoria, these mitigation methods are proportionate and designed to help in limiting the unfold,” the federal government mentioned in a press release.

Australian Open organizers had been hoping to return to capability crowds for this year’s match after restrictions had been imposed in 2021, together with motion restrictions between sections of Melbourne Park and days when no followers had been allowed on website.

But the omicron variant of the coronavirus has swept throughout Australia in latest weeks regardless of the nation’s excessive vaccination rate and strict border insurance policies that saved it largely remoted in the course of the pandemic.

The amendments to the match’s so-called Covid Safe occasion plan had been imposed on a day when Victoria state reported 25 deaths and 37,169 new Covid-19 cases, growing the state’s complete lively cases to 221,726.

Before the pandemic, the 2020 Australian Open attracted 812,714 spectators throughout 14 days.

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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