Covid: Pakistan cricket squad quarantined after positive tests in New Zealand

Published:Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 08:11

Covid: Pakistan cricket squad quarantined after positive tests in New Zealand

Six members of Pakistan’s cricket team have tested positive for Covid-19 while on tour in New Zealand.

All six have been moved from managed isolation into quarantine and the team’s exemption from social-distancing rules for training has been suspended.

Health officials said all 53 members of the visiting squad were tested on arrival in the country.

New Zealand, widely praised for its pandemic response, had previously seen a total of 2,040 cases and 25 deaths.

It implemented a stringent but brief lockdown at the start of the crisis, along with targeted testing and successful surveillance. The country reported its most recent case of transmission within its borders on 18 November.

Pakistan meanwhile has seen 356,198 confirmed cases and 7,843 deaths.