Three extra members of the 54-member Pakistan squad in New Zealand have examined optimistic for COVID-19, taking the entire variety of contaminated circumstances to 9. An official supply within the Pakistan Cricket Board mentioned the New Zealand well being authorities confirmed that three folks have returned optimistic whereas one result’s pending. “But the main thing is these three positive results are under investigation to find out whether they are historical cases or new infections,” the supply mentioned. Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and pacer Muhammad Abbas are understood to be among the many historic circumstances.
The supply mentioned earlier when six members examined optimistic, two turned out to be historic circumstances and so they had been allowed again to the staff ground the place they’re in isolation whereas the remaining 4 are on a separate ground in quarantine. “It is determined that historical cases are not suspected of passing on infection to others as they have built up required anti-bodies but new cases are treated differently,” he mentioned.
The New Zealand well being officers in an official launch mentioned that swabs had been taken on Day 6 yesterday from the 46 members of the Pakistan cricket squad in Christchurch who till then have returned damaging outcomes for COVID-19. Of these, 42 have subsequently returned an additional damaging take a look at consequence.
Three are beneath investigation to find out whether or not they’re historic circumstances, and one take a look at result’s pending. The visiting staff shouldn’t be allowed to coach till the Canterbury DHB medical officer of well being determines they’re happy that any coaching actions are unlikely to transmit COVID-19.
Another supply mentioned that it is going to be recognized by Wednesday whether or not the three optimistic circumstances and one consequence pending are historic or not. Six members had examined optimistic on November 24 when the staff arrived in New Zealand from Pakistan and started its obligatory 14-day keep in managed isolation.
A number of days later, a seventh member examined optimistic and joined the opposite contaminated teammates in quarantine. Meanwhile, the PCB has taken critical be aware of the incidents referring to some members of the touring squad apparently attempting to present an impression that their isolation or quarantine is akin to spending time in jail.
“The Board is also not happy with the way the audio message of CEO Wasim Khan was immediately leaked out to some people in Pakistani media from New Zealand,” a supply mentioned.
“The PCB is aware that some members of the squad in New Zealand are involved in spreading the impression through their contacts in Pakistani media that they are not being treated fairly and feel like they are in jail in New Zealand.”
Wasim Khan had despatched an audio message to members of the touring squad shortly after six members of the squad examined optimistic whereas few had been discovered breaching the COVID-19 protocols set down by the New Zealand well being authorities for the visiting gamers and officers.
In the audio message, Wasim had cautioned the gamers to not breach the well being protocols once more as it could have critical penalties on the result of the tour. He had additionally appreciated the sacrifices made by the gamers for the sake of cricket.
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