A-League on alert as fan checks optimistic for COVID-19


SYDNEY: Australia’s premier soccer league was on alert Thursday (Aug 6) after a fan who attended a sport examined optimistic for coronavirus, with hundreds of spectators urged to watch for signs.

The Newcastle Jets mentioned the person, with a confirmed case of COVID-19, watched their 1-Zero win over Western United on Sunday night time, when 2,570 individuals have been within the Hunter Stadium north of Sydney.

It’s believed to be the primary optimistic case at knowledgeable sporting fixture in Australia because the Twenty20 Girls’s World Cup ultimate in Melbourne on Mar 8.

Well being authorities mentioned he was an in depth contact of a teenage participant on the Jets’ academy who on Wednesday additionally examined optimistic.

The entire boy’s teammates, his coach, and supervisor have been ordered to self-isolate for 14 days, however the membership mentioned the present recommendation for these at Sunday’s sport was solely to be “alert for signs”.

“There may be at the moment no want for attendees to self-isolate or get examined if they don’t seem to be displaying signs,” it mentioned.

The A-League resumed barely three weeks in the past after a prolonged shutdown because of the pandemic, with a cap on the variety of followers allowed in stadiums and social distancing measures in place.

READ: Sydney Football Stadium rebuild underway despite COVID-19 outbreak

Together with soccer, rugby league, rugby union and Australian Guidelines are all again in motion in Australia, with restrictions on crowd numbers and a few groups in quarantine bubbles.

The Jets’ scare got here as New South Wales recorded 12 new circumstances of COVID-19 because it battles to include any new outbreaks, with neighbouring Victoria reporting a whole bunch of recent infections day by day.

READ: Australia records its deadliest day of COVID-19 pandemic

READ: Australia’s Queensland shuts state border to stem COVID-19 second wave

The border between the 2 states has been shut and an in a single day curfew imposed in Melbourne.

Australia has now recorded virtually 20,000 COVID-19 circumstances and 255 deaths from the virus.

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