COVID-19: No Fans To Be Allowed At Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3, will be held without fans this season as the worldwide community continues to battle COVID-19, according to The Straits Times.

Known as “the race that stops the nation,” the Melbourne Cup Carnival held at Flemington Race Course attracts crowds of up to 90,000 people. The carnival kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 31, and Victoria Racing Club members are working with government officials to make it possible for a small number of owners to attend.

“While we are very disappointed not to be able to welcome our members and racegoers to Cup Week, we understand the government’s commitment to keeping our community safe,” Victoria Racing Club chairman Amanda Elliott said in a statement. “What is certain is the Melbourne Cup Carnival will go ahead with viewing audiences watching from across Australia and around the world.”

Read more at The Straits Times.

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