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Two hotel quarantine staff in Melbourne, Australia test positive to coronavirus

Two hotel quarantine staff in Melbourne test positive to coronavirus as the system is inundated with Australian Open players

  • Two staffers at a Melbourne quarantine hotel tested positive to coronavirus
  • Results came from a preliminary saliva swab and they were retested
  • On Monday, Victorian health department said both had since tested negative
  • Scare led to the isolation of 41 other staff at the Holiday Inn on Flinders

Two staffers at a Melbourne quarantine hotel have tested positive to coronavirus.

They are understood to be a nurse and a police officer who have been working at  Holiday Inn on Flinders.

The worrying development follows hundreds of tennis players and staff recently flying into the city from abroad for the Australian Open. 

Preliminary saliva swabs saw the pair

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Australian Open: Tennis stars in Melbourne quarantine complain about changing rules and their food

International tennis stars have blasted their living conditions after being forced into hotel quarantine in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open. 

Several top tier athletes including Carreno Busta and Fabio Fognini have critiqued the food they’ve received since arriving last week, while French player Alize Cornet described the situation as ‘insane’ in a since deleted post.

The 30-year-old shared her frustration at the Australian government’s decision to quarantine 47 players after two cases of Covid were imported on a plane from Los Angeles.

Returning Australians have to self-isolate in designated hotels upon arrival for two weeks, but Victoria made arrangements to allow Australian Open participants five hours’ daily training during the quarantine period.

Given the two new Covid cases, the government ordered every other passenger on board into a hard two week quarantine, scrapping the agreed training periods. 

French player Alize Cornet described the situation as ‘insane’ in a since

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Chris Pratt enjoys a round of golf in Sydney following hotel quarantine

He has just completed the mandatory 14-day quarantine in Australia, ahead of filming Thor: Love and Thunder alongside Chris Hemsworth.

And Hollywood heavyweight Chris Pratt was all smiles as he enjoyed a round of golf in Sydney’s summer weather on Saturday.

The 41-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy actor showed off his fit figure in a pale blue polo shirt, navy shorts and black Adidas sneakers.

A Tee-riffic time! Chris Pratt (pictured) enjoyed a round of golf in Sydney on Saturday following hotel quarantine, as he prepares to film Thor: Love and Thunder alongside Chris Hemsworth

Looking every inch the A-list star, Chris concealed his gaze behind dark sunglasses and a blue logo cap. 

The husband of Katherine Schwarzenegger appeared quite the natural on the golf course, perfecting his swing.

No doubt elated to have completed quarantine after jetting into Australia from the United States, Chris beamed for the photographers and

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Israeli health worker forced ex-girlfriend into quarantine FOUR TIMES despite her not having Covid

Israeli health worker forced his ex-girlfriend into Covid quarantine FOUR TIMES despite her not having the virus

  • The 35-year-old health worker is suspected of misuse of power of office, fraud, violation of privacy and false imprisonment
  • The suspect ‘sent messages to his ex-girlfriend’s phone about her immediate need to enter isolation due to exposure to confirmed coronavirus patient’
  • But the woman had ‘not been exposed to such a person,’ Israeli police said 

An Israeli working for the health ministry is being investigated on suspicion of falsely forcing his ex-girlfriend into coronavirus quarantine four times without medical justification, police said Thursday.

The man, identified only as a 35-year-old resident of northern Israel, is suspected of various offences committed over several months, including misuse of power of office, fraud, violation of privacy and false imprisonment, a police

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