New Zealand well being division has indicated that there may be extra COVID-19 optimistic instances among the many Pakistan cricket crew. The ministry of well being stated that additional checks have been carried out and the outcomes of the checks shall be obtained by right this moment.
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Six members of the Pakistan squad examined optimistic on the primary day of testing, though all members of the touring social gathering returned damaging checks previous to departure.
Different members of the squad have been additionally seen breaching protocols set in by the New Zealand authorities on the isolation facility and retaining in thoughts the mingling of the gamers all through the journey, there may be an opportunity that additional optimistic instances are recognized.
New Zealand Director-Normal of Well being, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, stated:
Somewhat than being in their very own rooms which is the requirement for the primary three days till that first check comes again, there was some mingling within the hallways, chatting, sharing meals and never carrying masks which was apparent on the CCTV footage.
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“The truth that these infections have been discovered after they have been examined on arrival within the nation means that there could be others that we uncover throughout that day three testing,” he added.
The tour will go forward as scheduled, however as directed by the New Zealand authorities, additional such incidents would put the tour in jeopardy.