Slightly below 30,000 individuals attended the Boxing Day Check on the MCG.© Twitter
A spectator at Australia’s showpiece Boxing Day Check towards India has examined optimistic for coronavirus, authorities stated Wednesday, warning followers seated close by that they need to get examined and isolate. State well being authorities stated the person in his thirties was not infectious whereas on the famed Melbourne Cricket Floor on the second day of play “however there may be potential he acquired the virus whereas there” or at a close-by procuring centre. “The MCG is being investigated as a possible supply for the an infection,” Victoria’s Division of Well being stated.
“We’re encouraging anybody who was in The Nice Southern Stand, zone 5 of the MCG between 12.30pm and three.30pm on 27 December, to get examined and isolate till they obtain a unfavorable end result.”
The Boxing Day Check is a centrepiece of Australia’s sporting calendar and slightly below 30,000 individuals attended this yr, effectively in need of capability.
Regardless of having been largely freed from Covid-19, Australia is presently battling to deliver a cluster of circumstances below management and hoping aggressive testing and get in touch with tracing may also help keep away from full-scale lockdowns.
The news comes on the eve of the third Test between Australia and India, which has prompted some controversy by being performed in Sydney, the epicentre of a current outbreak.
The variety of spectators has been restricted to 25 % of seating capability with a purpose to make sure that it doesn’t turn out to be a mass spreading occasion.
Authorities in New South Wales stated the revelation from Melbourne was “clearly influencing our pondering” about how the Sydney Check would proceed, with out elaborating.
India’s tour Down Below has been beset with Covid-19 associated issues.
5 gamers have been criticised for seemingly breaching the staff’s biosecurity bubble by going out to a restaurant.
And there are nonetheless questions on whether or not the 2 groups should quarantine earlier than the ultimate Check in Brisbane subsequent week.
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