On Tuesday, the New Zealand health ministry’s official said that the Pakistan cricket squad, a 42-member contingent, have cleared the third COVID-19 testing, all the members tested negative for the novel virus.
On Monday, a total of 46 members of the squad was tested, 42 of them were tested negative meanwhile, the results of three are still under investigation.
“Day 6 swabs were taken yesterday from 46 members of the Pakistan cricket squad in Christchurch who to date have returned negative test results for COVID-19,” said the spokesperson of the New Zealand health ministry.
“Of those, 42 have subsequently returned a further negative test result. Three are under investigation to determine whether they are historical cases, and one test result is pending,” the spokesperson added.
“We are looking at these further to determine if they are historical infections. An update will be provided tomorrow.”
According to the details, the team will not be allowed to train until the Canterbury DHB medical officer of health ascertains they are satisfied that coronavirus will not be spread due to training.
It is pertinent to mention here that six members of the Pakistan cricket team who traveled to New Zealand had tested positive for the coronavirus and another member also tested corona positive on the second testing.
Pakistan and New Zealand are to play a three-match T20I series starting December 18. The two-Test series will begin on Boxing Day (December 26).