In another alarming development, another Pakistan player has been tested positive for the novel contagion that is the coronavirus.
This comes after six Pakistani cricketers had returned positive for the virus, post which the NZC had revealed that the tourists had breached quarantine protocols on the very first day itself.
New Zealand government had then placed the entire contingent on a final warning.
“One additional member of the Pakistan cricket squad has today tested positive,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Saturday, confirming the seventh patient.
The Ministry of Health further revealed that the six players who had been tested positive have now returned negative on day 03 swab testing.
“The remainder of the results from the squad’s day-three swab testing, apart from the six who have already returned a positive result, is negative.”
The Pakistani cricket contingent had returned negative for the deadly disease when they left from Lahore. However, with the outbreak of the virus in their camp, the visitors, who had earlier been allowed to train during the 14-day isolation, that exemption has been put on hold now.
The tourists will undergo another round of Covid tests on Monday but till those come out to be negative, they aren’t allowed to venture outside their hotel rooms