A spectator at the Women’s World T20 World Cup final between India and Australia reportedly found positive for the novel coronavirus. However, according to a media statement released by the MCG management the risk of him infecting others was low.

Corona affected World Cup?

On March 8, the largest cricket stadium in the world, Melbourne Cricket Ground hosted the Women’s T20 World Cup final between India and Australia. The match attracted a record number of crowds of 86,174 people. Australia beat the Indian Women who were playing their first ever T20 World Cup.
The coronavirus cases have risen to become a pandemic as declared by World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday. While globally the death case is more than 4000 now in Australia the situation is concerning too. The sporting events globally are being impacted for the same. Meanwhile, on Thursday a media release by MCG stated that a spectator present on that day at the ground was found positive with the COVID-19. “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.”

Nothing to worry, says MCG

The release further added, “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.”

The statement also said that all seated near the same section in N42 need not be worried or afraid. They are advised to continue their routine life and visit a doctor in case of any flu like symptoms. “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 to consult with a medical professional.”

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