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There is still confusion over whether unvaccinated tennis players will be able to come to the Australian Open.

As the AAP reports:

The Victorian government says it will have to heed the Prime Minister’s comments suggesting that unvaccinated tennis players will be allowed to travel to the Australian Open.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison Reported unvaccinated players could travel to Australia for the tournament on Wednesday, but would be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

“If there is a special exemption that is justified for an economic reason… it can happen but you have to follow the sanitary rules in this state. Two weeks of quarantine for unvaccinated people is reasonable, ”he told Nine’s Today Show.

He said there were clear rules requiring Victorians to be vaccinated to participate in economic activity, “there needs to be a little bit of flexibility so that we can live with the virus”.

“We want major events in this country, a lot of jobs depend on it. We want Australia to show the world that we are open, ”said Mr. Morrison.

His words contradict those of the Minister of Immigration Alex Hawke, who said last week that athletes would need to be doubly vaccinated to enter the country.

Victorian Minister of Health Martin Foley said the state’s public health team should “consider what the prime minister has said.”

“The Victorian government assumed that the immigration minister’s position was the government’s position,” he told reporters outside Parliament on Wednesday.


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