The confirmation of two people infected with COVID-19 on the flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was not a simple setback that will force all the passengers of the plane to be in isolation in the next 14 days. Rather, it was the beginning of a general malaise among professional tennis players who will have to wait locked in their rooms until further notice.
And the reactions, via social networks, did not take long to appear. The first was Yulia Putintseva who complained about the lack of communication from the local authorities.
What i don’t understand is that, why no one ever told us, if one person on board is positive the whole plane need to be isolated🤦🏼♀️ I would think twice before coming here
– Yulia Putintseva (@PutintsevaYulia) January 16, 2021
Pablo Cuevas played via Instagram to football but he knows well that two weeks locked up is not an option that he handles with joy.
From having 5 hours of training in a bubble to this … (strict quarantine x 15 days). I will show you my workouts x Instagram (inside the room), recontracopado😀 pic.twitter.com/ca8dPasyta
– Pablo Cuevas (@ PabloCuevas22) January 16, 2021
Kerber went to sleep because there was nothing else left for him to do on the Melbourne night.
We have just been informed that a person on our flight from Abu Dhabi has returned a positive COVID-19 test. As a consequence, everyone on board needs to isolate in their rooms for the 14 day quarantine period. That’s all I know for now! Let’s wait and see … Good night 😘🙏🏼
– Angelique Kerber (@AngeliqueKerber) January 16, 2021
Kostyuk first thanked having come to Oceania and then he was dispatched with a letter recounting the details of the last hours.
– Marta Kostyuk (@marta_kostyuk) January 16, 2021
Cirstea also injected some humor with a “dream come true” in front of the TV screen.
People complaining we are entitled. I have no issues to stay 14 days in the room watching netflix. Believe me this is a dream come true, holiday even. What we cant do is COMPETE after we have stayed 14 days on a couch. This is the issue, not the quarantine rule.
– Sorana Cirstea (@sorana_cirstea) January 16, 2021
And Azarenka de-dramatized the question with a message for his teammates and circuit mates.
If you have time to whine then you have time to find solution.
– victoria azarenka (@ vika7) January 15, 2021