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One further Covid-19 positive in Pakistan touring squad

ESPNCricInfo
02 Dec 2020, 13:43 GMT+10

9:04 PM ET

One further positive Covid-19 case has been confirmed among the Pakistan touring squad in New Zealand bringing the total to eight.

The latest case confirmed on Wednesday was one of three that were under investigation from Tuesday with the other two still to be determined.

"This person is a member of the Pakistan cricket squad and was one of the three cases reported as under investigation yesterday," a statement from the New Zealand Ministry of Health said. "They have now been confirmed to have an active COVID-19 infection. The two other cases remain under investigation.

"The team is not allowed to train until the Canterbury DHB medical officer of health determines they are satisfied that any training activities are unlikely to transmit Covid-19."

Two of the eight positive tests have been deemed "historic" and not infectious with the PCB saying in a statement that those players are now isolating on the same floor as other members of the squad who have tested negative.

The PCB added that following day nine tests on Thursday, those who continue to return negative test results are expected to be able to train for the rest of their time in managed isolation and after day 12 tests those who clear the 14-day health check will be able to leave managed isolation.

"The PCB has been maintaining a close contact with the Pakistan team management in New Zealand and have kept them updated on the return to training process," the statement said. "The management and the players are fully supportive of the process and keen to get back on to the field as soon as they are compliant with the New Zealand Government rules."

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