Six members of Pakistan squad tested positive for coronavirus in New Zealand
It is reported that six members of the Pakistan squad, who are undergoing quarantine in New Zealand are tested positive with COVID-19.
Pakistan have arrived for a summer outing in New Zealand. The members of the touring squad are now going through the mandatory quarantine in New Zealand after their arrival to the country. Now it is been reported that six members from the touring side who are in isolation at a facility in Christchurch, are tested positive for the coronavirus.
The host cricket board released an official statement regarding the confirmed positive coronavirus cases in the touring squad. “Two of these six results have been deemed “historical”; four have been confirmed as new,” New Zealand Cricket quoted in the press release.
As an immediate effect, all the training sessions allowed for the visitors are put on hold until further investigations and actions taken.
“This means that, in line with the protocols governing the squad’s entry into New Zealand, the six members of the squad will be moved to the quarantine arm of the managed isolation facility. As a consequence, the Pakistan team’s exemption to train while in managed isolation has been put on hold until investigations have been completed.”
“Separately, NZC has also been made aware that some members of the Pakistan team had contravened protocols on the first day of managed isolation. We will be having discussions with the tourists to assist them in understanding the requirements. NZC considers public health and safety to be paramount in the hosting of international teams, and is supportive of the Ministry of Health and Government position,” the statement added.