India vs Australia: Masks mandatory for in-stadium spectators in third Test at SCG

Masks have been made mandatory for the in-stadium spectators in the third Test in Sydney. The norms came after a fan tested positive for COVID-19 in the Boxing Day Test at MCG.

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In-stadium spectators wearing masks.

Masks have been made compulsory for all the in-stadium fans in the third Test of Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Sydney. The strict measures have been adopted after a 30-year-old spectator has tested positive for COVID-19, who is known to have attended the second day of Boxing Day Test Match on December 27 at MCG.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard gave strict guidelines regarding in-stadium viewership. On Wednesday Hazzard spoke at length about it.

‘It’s a COVID-safe day at the cricket, and that means mask on – not mask off,’ Mr Hazzard said.

‘If you’re in an Uber, if you’re in a taxi, if you’re in a bus, if you’re in a queue, if you’re in the SCG – unless you’re eating you must wear a mask.’

The Health Minister mentioned that they had no intent for making masks mandatory for the seated viewers but had to do so after a Corona positive case has cropped up in the second Test match at MCG.

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