The American, a quarterfinalist ultimately 12 months’s event, had been sick and examined positive for the virus in November however returned one other positive test earlier this week whereas feeling “totally healthy.”
In a publish retweeted by Tiley, the Australian Open stated Sandgren had been cleared to fly by the relative well being authorities.
Lisa Neville, Australia’s Minister for Police and Emergency Services, confirmed on Twitter that Sandgren’s positive consequence had been reviewed by well being specialists and “determined to be viral shedding from a previous infection, so was given the all clear to fly.”
It comes as three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray has examined positive for Covid-19, simply days earlier than he was due to fly to Melbourne.
Murray is at present isolating at his dwelling in Surrey, England, and it is uncertain whether or not he’ll be granted permission to compete in subsequent month’s occasion.
But 10 days is only a common guideline, with viral shedding ready to proceed for longer.
Following criticism on Twitter, the world No. 50 stated: “There’s not a single documented case where I would be contagious at this point. Totally recovered!”
Over 1,000 gamers and coaches have began arriving for this 12 months’s occasion, which has already been delayed by three weeks. The event is ready to run from February 8-21.
Those taking part in on this 12 months’s Australian Open should full a two-week quarantine upon touchdown within the nation.
Tournament organizers stated gamers would additionally “undergo a more rigorous testing schedule than most returning travelers.”
CNN’s Christina Macfarlane and Aleks Klosok contributed to this report.
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