Six members of the Pakistan cricket squad have examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus whereas in managed isolation in Christchurch, New Zealand Cricket stated on Thursday.
All six have been moved into quarantine and the workforce’s exemption to coach whereas in isolation briefly revoked, NZC added.
Pakistan is because of play three Twenty20 internationals and two Tests from Dec. 18, whereas a Pakistan ‘A’ tour may even be held concurrently.
The health ministry stated all 53 members of the travelling social gathering, together with gamers and workers, had been examined on arrival on Nov. 24 and the optimistic outcomes are from these exams.
NZC stated in a press release the entire gamers within the squad had examined damaging 4 instances earlier than leaving Lahore. Two of the six outcomes had been ‘historic’ infections whereas 4 had been new.
NZC added that it had been made conscious members of the Pakistan squad could have breached strict biosecurity protocols on the primary day of their 14-day obligatory isolation.
As a part of measures to forestall COVID-19 being introduced into the nation, the workforce was not allowed to socialize, eat or prepare collectively outdoors its small ‘bubbles’ whereas in isolation.
The touring West Indies facet additionally fell foul of the laws earlier this month and had its coaching exemption revoked.
“We will be having discussions with the tourists to assist them in understanding the requirements,” NZC stated.
“While this is disappointing for the Pakistan squad, the testing outcomes and the actions taken show the government system is working.
“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.”