Avoid eating out at restaurants, handling unknown phones for selfies: BCCI issues guidelines for Indian players amid Coronavirus scare
All the players will have to follow all the guidelines.
Published - Mar 11, 2020 7:54 pm | Updated - Mar 11, 2020 7:54 pm
Coronavirus has been making things go worse across the globe that has taken several lives. The most important thing about it is that there is no aid yet available to cure an individual affected with the same. Now, ahead Team India have been given the appropriate guidelines to follow going into the ODI series against South Africa.
The threatful disease has postponed several global sports events to the further to protect every single individual from its effects. Even big football leagues like Serie-A have also been dented with effects of Coronavirus. Indian Premier League’s commencement date is approaching fast and many voices are being raised to postpone the cash-rich league but there are still some proper steps are yet to be taken.
BCCI is taking every measure to protect players from COVID-19
But, at the moment India is gearing up for the upcoming ODI series against South Africa after the horrific tour to South Africa. And, BCCI medical team has been monitoring the current coronavirus COVID-19 situation. They have also briefed the players about the guidelines that they need to follow in the ODI series.
The players have been informed about the things that they are mandatory to follow like washing hands with soap & water for a minimum of 20 seconds, use of hand sanitizers, covering mouth while sneezing or coughing, and many more. BCCI looks pretty on their toes to the airlines and hotels in order to take care of sanitization of all the facilities. Moreover, every single staff member should be aware of the dos and don’ts for prevention of COVID-19.
BCCI has also urged players to avoid eating out at restaurants where hygiene standards are unknown or compromised. Along with that, the board has also insisted players to avoid close contact & interaction with individuals outside the team environment (to avoid cross-infection from unknown individuals), that includes avoiding handshake, handling unknown phones for selfies.
“The BCCI has also issued a mandate to the airlines, team hotels, State Associations and medical teams at venues about the thorough sanitization of all the facilities before and during team use, education of all staff members about the do’s and don’ts for prevention of COVID-19 transmission and continuous monitoring to ensure that the protocols are strictly followed. All the public washrooms at the stadium will be stocked with hand wash liquids and sanitizer” BCCI said.