No crowds, but Australian Open will continue during lockdown
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Open will be allowed to continue but without crowds for at least five days after the Victoria state government imposed a lockdown starting Saturday in response to a COVID-19 outbreak at a quarantine hotel.
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews announced a five-day, state-wide lockdown starting a minute before midnight Friday.
New restrictions include restricting residents to their homes except for work, to shop for essential supplies, care or caregiving, and limited exercise.
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