Ind vs Aus 3rd Test: MASKS ON!! Fans enjoy India vs Australia LIVE action: Thousands of fans flocked the Sydney Cricket Ground wearing a mask for the India vs Australia third Test to be safe from COVID-19 attack. The New South Wales Police is vigilant of anyone who is trying to evade the authorities and break the pandemic protocol.
Two women, dressed in pink as a nod to the Jane McGrath Foundation and “Pink Test”, said they understood the health risks associated with attending but believed health officials “have it under control”.
“It’s better to be safe, so it’s no problem for me. Obviously, it’s not the most fun but it’s a lot safer,” ticket holder Ailin Pedrossian told NCA NewsWire when asked about the mask mandate.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said on Wednesday the Sydney Test would go ahead despite news from Victoria that a man may had contracted coronavirus at the MCG during the Boxing Day Test.
Hazzard said people would face fines of $1000 if they came to the match from suburbs impacted by the Berala outbreak or if they attended day two of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.
Anyone attending the Test must also wear a mask at all times – unless eating or drinking – including in queues and when seated in the stadium.
Many were wearing pink, while Indian fans had their faces painted with their nation’s flag. But there was one item everyone was wearing – a mask.
The additional measures were also comforting for an Australian group attending the event.