Coronavirus outbreak: Spectator at Women's WT20 final tests positive
A spectator who attended the final between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on March 8 has tested positive for coronavirus. The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) authorities said on Wednesday but insisted that the risk of him infecting others was low. Australia Women had won the final to lift a fifth ICC World T20 title. Here's more.
DHHS classified it as a low-risk of spreading COVID-19
The management added there could have been low-risk of spreading the virus. "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.
MCG management confirms the case
"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," the Melbourne Cricket Ground management said in a statement.
Coronavirus has caused a worldwide catastrophe and all sport in the world has been impacted severely. This led to the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to get postponed. Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka-England Test series was also called off. The ODI series between India and South Africa was also cancelled. That was followed by cancellation of the Australia-New Zealand ODI series.
What do the fans seated in N42 need to do?
The DHHS has recommended that those seated in N42 "should continue to go about their normal routine, with an increased focus on hygiene measures, and should any flu-like symptoms emerge to consult with a medical professional."