A packed stadium in New Zealand at the Bledisloe Cup Test Match has gone viral, where all the 30,000 rugby fans were mask-free. After a long seven-month break owing to the pandemic, the fans returned to the stadium without a mask. There were no face masks and no social distancing, a scene that became a dream in the pandemic era.
The picture being circulated on social media is in deep contrast to the IPL happening in UAE and the Football League in Florida. Not just these two events, but all the sports events are being played under strict coronavirus restrictions and zero live audiences.
Netizens have responded to the image. Many had applauded the government’s strong leadership qualities there, and the population who strictly must have abided by the guidelines to eradicate the virus. It is noteworthy that the country bet the coronavirus wave twice and emerged successful with strict lockdown norms.