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Australian Open: Omicron wave forces officials to slash number of fans at grand slam by 50 per cent



The number of fans allowed at the Australian Open will be slashed in half as Omicron continues to rise across the state, the Victoria government said on Thursday.In a statement released on the website of the premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, officials said the Covid-19 plan for the first grand slam of the year would be “amended to ensure the health and safety of fans”.From Monday, ticket sales for the Melbourne Park event will be paused at 50 per cent of capacity, “where a session has not…



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