efe-epaMelbourne, Australia

Twenty-four Australian Open players have been confined to quarantine hotel rooms and are unable to train for next month's event after two people on a charter flight from the United States tested positive for Covid-19 after landing in Melbourne Friday.

"The two positive tests have been returned by a member of the flight crew and a passenger who is not a player, who returned a negative test within 72 hours prior to boarding the flight," Open organizers announced in a statement Saturday. EFE-EPA