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    As the Australian Open plays on, Victoria officials order a ‘circuit breaker’ Covid lockdown.

    The tournament will continue, though without spectators, as professional athletes are deemed essential workers under new restrictions in Victoria state.

    As the Australian Open plays on, Victoria officials order a ‘circuit breaker’ Covid lockdown.

    The tournament will continue without spectators because professional athletes are considered essential workers under the new restrictions in Victoria state.

    The Australian Open will allow up to 30,000 spectators a day.

    Such numbers would make the tennis tournament a sports rarity during the pandemic, though attendance would still be down by about half from a normal year.

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