New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Amid the coronavirus scare spreading all over the sports tournaments across the globe, the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) on Thursday, in a shocking revelation, announced that a spectator who attended the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but added that there is a 'low-risk' of spreading the virus to surrounding members of the public.

"The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), as ground managers of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), is aware that a person who attended the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Final at the MCG on Sunday has now been diagnosed with COVID-19," MCC 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," the statement added.

MCC also stated that DHHS has recommended those who were seated in N42 to continue their normal routine with an 'increased focus on hygiene measures'.

"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," the statement read.

The final of the Women’s T20I World Cup was played between Australia and India on March 8, 2020. Australia beat India by 85 runs to win the tournament in front of a crowd of 86,174, a record for a women's sporting event in Australia.

The coronavirus, which was declared as a pandemic by the WHO, has claimed over 4,200 lives globally and has infected more than 1,17000 people. In India, the number of confirmed cases rose to 73 on Thursday. The country also decided to virtually quarantine itself from the rest of the world, suspending all existing visas, except those issued for diplomatic, official, UN/International organisations, employment and project, till April 15.


(With ANI Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan