Preparation for the 2021 Australian Open, set to start on Feb. eight, has been stuffed with controversy as a result of event’s strict quarantine guidelines round gamers and COVID-19 testing. Now, a completely separate drawback has scurried into the event.
Kazakh star Yulia Putintseva, the No. 28 ranked ladies’s tennis participant on the earth — has been coping with mice in her lodge rooms. She’s documented the whole state of affairs on her social media web page. Including much more gas to the drama is that native authorities consider gamers quarantining within the lodge are responsible for the state of affairs.
Victoria state police minister Lisa Neville has requested all lodge visitors not feed the mice in query. Significantly.
This is what Neville mentioned, through GulfNews.com:
“As I perceive there might have been some feeding happening. I’d simply encourage them to attenuate interplay with the mice, we’ll preserve doing pest management if we have to, however hopefully that pest management work that was finished this week can have mounted the issue.”
Putintseva wrote on Twitter that she switched lodge room as a result of she noticed a mouse in her authentic room. Within the new room, she claimed there have been a number of mice — and has video to show it.
This is a have a look at the present lodge state of affairs:
As a result of undesirable roommates, she wrote that she was making an attempt to get a rodent-free room, however the change wasn’t straightforward.
“Been making an attempt to alter the room for a 2 hours already,” Putintseva mentioned. “And nobody got here to assist because of quarantine state of affairs.”
When she lastly did get one other room, she was greeted by … extra rodents.
She gave one other replace, explaining, “Cool now the reception informed me the lodge is full and that they cant assist its a joke.”
MouseGate continues for now, however do not count on any of the gamers to rat one another out.