AAMI Park stadium in Melbourne will undergo an intensive three-day cleansing process after it was revealed a man who tested positive for the coronavirus attended the match between the Rebels and Lions there last Saturday.
The Lions played the second of their four-match tour of Australasia against the Rebels, who won the fixture 37-17.
According to a report in Australian newspaper The Age, it has now been confirmed that the venue where the match played was compromised as a man who tested positive for the feared coronavirus (Covid-19) attended, sitting in section nine inside the stadium.
The Olympic Park Trust, who is responsible for the maintenance and day-to-day running of the stadium, said the area will be intensely cleaned before hosting another event.
‘Department of Health and Human Services has advised that the patron who attended AAMI Park for the rugby union match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Lions was diagnosed with Covid-19 overnight,’ an Olympic Park spokesperson said.
‘The patron sat in Section 9 on the east side of the venue. The case has been classified by DHHS as low-risk of spreading Covid-19 to surrounding members of the public and staff.
‘DHHS recommends that those who were seated in Section 9, can go about their regular activities, but to monitor their health and remain mindful of their hygiene practices.
‘As a precautionary measure, M&OP have initiated intensive cleaning of AAMI Park today and will follow a rigorous cleaning regime over the next week. During this time, M&OP will continue to work closely with the government and health authorities.’
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