The Australian Open will be able to open its gates to fans for the last four days of the tournament. The move comes after the state of Victoria announced that a snap coronavirus lockdown would be lifted at midnight on Wednesday.
“There will be meeting early this afternoon where we go through and work through exactly what is a safe number and that decision will be made as soon as possible,” Victoria State Premier Dan Andrews said. “They were already reduced, they may have to be reduced a little bit further, but that matter will be resolved in the next few hours.”
“I assume people have bought those tickets, they assume there would be some risk involved in that given that I have only made these announcements now,” Andrews added. “We’re going to finish up with crowds in lots of different places. We’re going to finish up with people being able to move freely because this short and sharp circuit-breaker lockdown has worked.”