Fear of COVID in Adelaide as broadcast team members return positive tests


The second 2021-22 Ashes test between Australia and England encountered new COVID concerns as the Adelaide Oval confirmed two members of the site’s broadcast team tested positive for the coronavirus before the fourth game day. According to a report from news.com.au, the media center at the Adelaide Oval on the fourth floor of the South Stand was thoroughly cleaned on Sunday after a broadcaster returned a positive result in scheduled tests .

The report further stated that ABC and BBC commentators had been ordered to stay in their hotel while News Corp revealed the story as Australian players made their way to the venue.

What did the Adelaide oval say?

The Adelaide Oval took to its official Twitter account on Sunday and said: “We have been informed that a member of a broadcast team has returned a positive COVID result as part of their scheduled testing. SA Health is aware and we have started to trace and inform the close contacts of this person. In accordance with our advance planning, we are undertaking a thorough cleaning of the affected areas and facilitating alternative facilities for the affected officials, if necessary. “

Another round of tweets from the field’s Twitter account said that a second visiting member of the media returned a positive COVID-19 result and was working in the West Gallery media center. Further informing the individual’s whereabouts, Adelaide Oval tweeted: “He has not visited the field today and neither has his close contacts. We are undertaking a cleanup of the relevant media area in accordance with our protocols. SA Health has been notified. “

Day 4 of the Pink-ball Test at Adelaide Oval

On the game side, Australia are currently at 171/5 in their second round of the pink ball test. Australia currently lead with 408 points as England regrouped for 236 points in their opening innings after Australia declared their opening innings at 473/9. At the time of writing, Marnus Labuschagne is scoring 50 while Travis Head returns to the locker room after scoring 51 points. Cameron Green entered the field to team up with Labushagne following Head’s sacking.

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