A spectator who attended the Indian-Australian ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final has tested positive for novel coronavirus, the MCG said on Thursday.
The world’s biggest cricket ground of Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is now a coronavirus exposure site. As recently a spectator who screened at the T20 Women’s World Cup Final between India and Australia on 8 March was tested positively for COVID-19.
Nevertheless, in a statement, the management of the Melbourne Cricket Ground insisted that the possibility of him infecting others was little.
“A person who attended the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final at the MCG on Sunday, March 8, has now been diagnosed with COVID-19,” read the statement.
“The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has advised of the patron’s diagnosis and has classified it as a low-risk of spreading COVID-19 to surrounding members of the public and staff. The patron sat on Level 2 of the Northern Stand at the MCG in section N42,” it added.
For the final match between India vs. Australia, a breaking crowd of 86,174 people attended.
“The DHHS recommends that those who were seated in N42 at Sunday’s event should continue to go about their normal routine, with an increased focus on hygiene measures, and should any flu-like symptoms emerge from consulting with a medical professional.”
Australia will host New Zealand in the tri-match ODI series beginning in Sydney on Friday. England cricket team is different, Australia will keep shaking heads as they have “enough hand sanitizers” in their kits said by Head coach Justin Langer.
On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced an outbreak of coronavirus to be a pandemic.