A spectator attending the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia on the Melbourne Cricket Ground has examined optimistic for COVID-19, the authorities stated on Wednesday.
“The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), as ground managers of the MCG, is aware that a person who attended Day 2 (Sunday, December 27, 2020) of the Boxing Day Test has since tested positive to COVID-19,” an announcement stated.
The state well being authorities revealed that the person was not infectious whereas on the floor “but there is potential he acquired the virus while there” or at a close-by procuring centre. “The MCG is being investigated as a potential source for the infection,” Victoria’s Department of Health stated.
“We’re encouraging anyone who was in The Great Southern Stand, zone 5 of the MCG between 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm on 27 December, to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.”
The information comes on the eve of the third Test of the sequence, which is about to be performed in Sydney. The variety of spectators has been restricted to 25 % of seating capability as Sydney was lately an epicentre of an outbreak.
The authorities in New South Wales stated the revelation from Melbourne was “obviously influencing our thinking” about how the Sydney Test would proceed, with out elaborating.
On the opposite hand, there are nonetheless questions on whether or not the 2 groups must quarantine earlier than the ultimate Test in Brisbane subsequent week.
Earlier final week, India had levelled the four-match sequence 1-1 with a powerful eight-wicket win towards Australia within the second Test.