Sky News host Chris Smith says there are more flights bound for Melbourne and the Australian Open, with more infections and many more lockdowns being the “likelihood”.
More than 70 of world’s elite tennis players are currently having to comply with a strict 14-day hotel quarantine period after the flights they took to reach Australia, in order to partake in the Australian Open, had positive cases of COVID-19.
Mr Smith said for Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews there was “no way” he was going to cancel the Australian Open.
Mr Smith said “hypocrisy” has been seen after Premier Andrews didn’t allow Victorians from “disease-ridden New South Wales” to return home to the state, yet he allowed planes to arrive, with some of them containing infected people.
Liberal MP and former professional tennis star John Alexander spoke to Mr Smith about the issue.