Spectators at Sunday’s A-League match in Newcastle are being asked to monitor for symptoms after a man in his 20s with a confirmed case of COVID-19 attended the fixture.
Hunter New England Health has confirmed the man is a close contact of a teenager with COVID-19 who is part of the Newcastle Jets’ youth academy, and has urged all those who watched the Jets’ A-League team beat Western United 1-0 at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday to be alert for symptoms and self-isolate immediately, and get tested if they develop symptoms.
It is believed to be the first positive COVID-19 case at a professional sporting fixture in Australia since the T20 Women’s World Cup final at the MCG on March 8.
A crowd of 2570 attended the soccer match.
The Jets and Football Federation Australia have been contacted for comment.
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