7th Pakistani player has been tested positive for the deadliest coronavirus. The entire Pakistani team was issued with a final warning from New Zealand Cricket and New Zealand government over disobeying COVID-19 protocols, due to which 6 Pakistani players had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, now the 7th member of the team has also contracted for the novel coronavirus.
“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 remainder of the results from the squad’s day-three swab testing, apart from the six who have already returned a positive result, are negative.”
The entire Pakistani team had tested negative before leaving for New Zealand, but upon thei arrival 6 members were tested positive for COVID-19. While according to the COVID-19 protocols, all the overseas player mandatorily have to undergo 14 days quarantine period. The Pakistani team were spared to train in isolation but their breach of protocols saw the exemption being put on hold.
The 53-man Pakistani contingent will further undergo Covid tests on Monday.