Another Pakistani Squad Member Tests Positive For Covid-19


Another Pakistani squad member tests positive for Covid-19

The Ministry of Health in New Zealand has confirmed that one another member of Pakistan cricket squad has tested positive during routine testing.

WELLINGTON: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-Nov 28th, 2020) Another member of Pakistani squad tested positive in New Zealand, the latest reports said on Saturday.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health confirmed that one another member of Pakistan cricket squad tested positive during routine testing.

“ the remainder of the results from squad’s day 3 swab testing—apart from the six who have already returned a positive results –are negative,” it read.

The member's name is still to come out but the reports said that he was isolated for his safety and protection of others.

On Nov 26th, Pakistan’s cricket squad received final warning by New Zealand health officials after six of its members tested positive for Covid-19.

New Zealand health officials warned Pakistan team to strictly follow Covid-19 SOPs.

The squad of Pakistan cricket team was presently quarantining in Christchurch for upcoming series against New Zealand.

Upon arrival in New Zealand, all members of team underwent coronavirus testing out of which six members tested positive for Covid-19.

They all were isolated themselves.

According to New Zealand Cricket (NZC), some members of the Pakistan team had violated protocols on the first day of isolation.

“As a consequence, the Pakistan team’s exemption to train while in managed isolation has been put on hold until investigations have been completed,” said New Zealand officials.

Before leaving for New Zealand, all 54-member squad had tested negative for Covid-19.

Pakistan and New Zealand both are scheduled to play three T20 matches on December 18, 20 and 22 respectively. The T20 series will be followed by two test matches to be played on December 26 and January 03.

Fida Hussnain

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