One Fan attending the Women’s WT20 Final Tested positive for Corona Virus

The novel Corona Virus disease has hit the world on a massive scale with the number of affected people increasing every day. The latest case is from the final of Women’s T20 World Cup which was played on March 8. The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) has confirmed the report and has appealed others who were attending the event sitting in the same stand not to panic.

MCC official statement stated that the fan was standing in the Northern stand of the stadium.

 ” 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 March 8 has now been diagnosed with COVID-19 “, MCC said in its official statement.

A record crowd of 86,174 had attended this mega event watching the hosts Australian Women taking on Indian Women in the big final. Australia went on to win this match quite comfortably which enabled them to lay their hands on the WT20 trophy for the record 5th time.

MCC also regulated a guideline for the fans who were watching the match in the same stand.

“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 MCC is working closely with the Government and the DHHS and the advice is to operate business as usual, including hosting major events, however are prepared should that change at any stage. 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.”

The Corona Virus scare is increasing on a global scale and amidst all this chaos, the 13th season of Indian Premier League might also get cancelled. The IPL Governing council is expected to meet on March 14 to take a decision on this. Even the ICC board meeting which was scheduled to take place between 26th March and 29th March is under the threat of getting cancelled due to all the travel complications caused by this epidemic.

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