One spectator at MCG for T20 World Cup final diagnosed with COVID-19

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One of the spectators at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the final of the T20 World Cup on Sunday (March 8) has been diagnosed with COVID-19, it came to light on Thursday (March 12). The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), who are the ground managers of the MCG, is aware of the same.

“The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has advised of the patron’s diagnosis and has classified it as low-risk of spreading COVID-19 to surrounding members of public and staff,” said the statement from MCC, before adding, “The patron sat on Level 2 of the Northern Stand at the MCG in section N42.”

“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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A total of 86,174 people had attended the clash between India and Australia, in which the hosts were crowned the champions for the fifth time.

“The MCC is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for those visiting the MCG and as a precautionary measure have undertaken intensive cleaning of the affected section,” added MCC.