The England cricket team has tested negative for the novel coronavirus after all-rounder Moeen Ali contracted the virus.
The spokesman of the ECB said, “Good news from the camp all PCR tests are negative except for Moeen Ali, and we can start controlled training this afternoon.”
The Spokesman said that Chris Woakes, who had been a close contact of Moeen Ali, tested negative but will continue to isolate in his room.
Moeen was found to have the coronavirus shortly after the squad arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday and has been put in isolation in a hotel away from the other players.
The result was an early blow to preparations for the two Tests in Sri Lanka that start in Galle on January 14.
England is scheduled to play a 4-match Test series starting February 5 before playing 5 T20Is and 3 ODIs.
England tour of Sri Lanka schedule – January 2021
Saturday, 2 January: Touring party departs from London to Hambantota
Tuesday, 5-9 January: Training and preparation at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
Thursday, 14-18 January: 1st Test match – Sri Lanka v England, Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle
Friday, 22-26 January: 2nd Test match – Sri Lanka v England, Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle
Wednesday, 27 January: Touring party departs Sri Lanka