MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Limits on ticket sales have been introduced for the Australian Open because of surging COVID-19 cases four days before the first tennis major of 2022 is set to begin.
The Victoria state government announced Thursday that ticket sales for Australian Open will be capped at 50% for any sessions that have not already sold to that level.
All tickets already sold will remain valid, the statement said, with no changes or cancellations expected.
The tournament starts Monday at Melbourne Park and the final is set for Jan. 30.
Face masks will be mandatory and density limits will be imposed on indoor hospitality areas. It had already been mandated that all spectators must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.