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Australian Open to welcome fans back after brief shutdown

Fans watch a women's doubles match on day three of the Australian Open (Photo by DAVID GRAY/AFP via Getty Images)

The Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament will welcome fans back to arenas tomorrow (Thursday) after the state government in Victoria confirmed that its Covid-19 lockdown would end at midnight.

The Australian Open began on February 8 with a limited number of fans in attendance but the tournament was forced behind closed doors on Saturday following an outbreak of Covid-19 in Melbourne. Full refunds were offered for fans who had tickets on the days affected by the shutdown.

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