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Coronavirus outbreak: Spectator at India-Australia Women's T20 World Cup final diagnosed with COVID-19

  • Press Trust of India
  • March 12th, 2020
  • 11:52:03 IST

Melbourne: A spectator who attended the ICC Women's T20 World Cup final between India and Australia on 8 March has tested positive for novel coronavirus, the Melbourne Cricket Ground said on Wednesday 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.

Melbourne Cricket Ground the chance of the fan infecting others with COVID-19 is low. AP

Melbourne Cricket Ground the chance of the fan infecting others with coronavirus is low. AP

"...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.

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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.

Updated Date: March 12, 2020 11:52:03 IST

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