Tennis Players Must Stay in Hotel Rooms – level 3
More than 1,200 officials, players, and support teams arriving in Australia for the two-week tournament Australian Open have to stay in quarantine.
72 players have been ordered to stay isolated in their rooms for the full two weeks after arriving on flights with passengers who tested positive for COVID-19. Strict rules include daily testing for COVID-19 and only being allowed out of their designated hotel rooms for five hours a day for training and treatment.
Some players argued that they would be disadvantaged by a lack of training, and there have been issues when isolated players opened hotel room doors to hold conversations. The world´s No. 1 male tennis star, Novak Djokovic, issued tournament organizers with demands, including reducing the length of isolation and moving players into private houses with a tennis court.
Difficult words: quarantine (when someone must stay away from other people to prevent the spread of a disease), isolated (having minimal or no contact with other people), designated (officially chosen for a particular role or purpose).
You can watch the video news lower on this page.
What do you think about this news?
LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS
News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions
How to improve your English with News in Levels:
- Do the test at Test Languages.
- Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.
- Read two news articles every day.
- Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.
- Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
- Listen to the news from today without reading the text.
- Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.