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Spectator At Women' T20 World Cup Final Diagnosed With Coronavirus: MCG

Updated: 12 March 2020 14:57 IST

The MCG said that the spectator's case has been classified as a low-risk of spreading the virus to surrounding members of the public and staff.

Spectator At Women T20 World Cup Final Diagnosed With Coronavirus: MCG
Australia beat India by 85 runs in the Women's T20 World Cup Final. © AFP

A spectator who attended the ICC Women's T20 World Cup final between India and Australia in Melbourne on March 8 has tested positive for novel coronavirus, the Melbourne Cricket Ground said on Thursday but insisted that the risk of him infecting others was low. The final was won by Australia by 85 runs for a fifth world title. "...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.

"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.

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."

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Highlights
  • A spectator at the Women's T20 World Cup tested positive for Coronavirus
  • The Melbourne Cricket Ground said that there was a low risk of spreading
  • Australia beat India by 85 runs in the final
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