Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis quarantine disarray; health department chief says overseas travel unlikely this year

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  • 11.22pm GMT

    Andrews confirms that all four of the new cases in hotel quarantine are linked to the Australian Open.

    All four are associated with the tennis, and they’re all tucked away safely in hotel quarantine.

    And I know that there’s been a bit of chatter from a number of players about the rules. Well, the rules apply to them as they apply to everybody else, and they were all briefed on that before they came. And that was the condition on which they came.

    11.19pm GMT

    Victoria’s chief health officer Brett Sutton says he is grateful the state’s new contact tracing process appears to have stamped out the Black Rock cluster without widespread transmission across the state.

    He does not expect any more cases from that cluster, but if there are more cases they will be in quarantine.

    Obviously, that doesn’t mean that we formally close the Black Rock cluster and the other unknown case that we had at the same time. But 12 is fantastic – a dozen donuts. It means that we’re quite confident that we’re on top of this.

    The secret – it’s no secret, really, but the essence of why we’ve gotten on top of the Black Rock cluster is the close contacts. The primary close contacts are quarantined. Their contacts – so the contacts of contacts – are quarantined as well.

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