An 8th member of the Pakistan touring contingent has tested positive for coronavirus in New Zealand.
The team-member was one of the three ‘under investigation’ cases which was reported a day earlier and remains the only case reported in the country on Wednesday according to the Health Ministry.
Out of the eight positive cases reported in the 54-member contingent, two have been declared as ‘historic’ and they are isolating on the same floor as the other numbers who returned negative fot Covid-PCR.
Another set of Covid-PCR tests will be conducted on the 9th of isolation on Thursday, following which the players who continue to return negative will be allowed to start training while in isolation, subjected to approval by the New Zealand Health Ministry.
And, post the tests conducted on day 12 of managed isolation, all those who clear the 14-day health check will be allowed to leave the quarantine.
”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 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.” Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement.