Up to 30 players in mandatory lockdown might soon be bale to leave their rooms and begin training as State health officials in Melbourne have deemed some of the positive cases as ‘viral shedding’ and not contagious.

“If you’ve got, say, 30 people who are deemed a close contact because they’ve been on a plane with a case, and the case is no longer an active case, but a historic shedding … that would release those people from that hard lockdown,” Premier Daniel Andrews said.

Victoria’s state’s chief health officer Brett Sutton is to reveal further details about any “reclassifications” today.

72 players and staff are in a 14-day hard quarantine after six positive COVID-19 cases were reported among arrivals. They are not allowed to train or leave their hotel rooms at all.