Visiting cricketer tests positive for COVID-19

02 Décembre, 2020, 05:25 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • An official of Health ministry told Geo that an update on pending tests and investigations on “historical case” will be provided tomorrow

The Ministry of Health said it was the only coronavirus case to report in New Zealand on Wednesday.

The result of one more test is pending. The third person arrived from South Africa on 26 November and tested positive in day three testing.

The squad member was one of the three cases reported as under investigation yesterday.

The first six cases involving members of the 53-strong Pakistan squad were detected on the teams first day in New Zealand last week and the seventh shortly afterwards.

An official of Health ministry told Geo that an update on pending tests and investigations on "historical case" will be provided tomorrow.

They included a person arriving from Germany via Singapore on November 23, who had a historical case, another arriving from the United States on November 23, and a third arriving from South Africa on November 26.

"Day 6 swabs were taken yesterday from the 46 members of the Pakistan cricket squad in Christchurch who to date have returned negative test results for Covid-19", said the spokesperson of New Zealand health ministry.

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However, the team is still not allowed to train until the Canterbury DHB medical officer of health are satisfied that any training activities are unlikely to become the source of transmission, the spokesperson confirmed.

The person from the United States was tested on day six of their stay after a person in their bubble had tested positive.

In another step towards making a vaccine available, U.S. pharmaceutical company Moderna was today applying for United States and European emergency authorisation for its Covid-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, there was one Covid-19 case who recovered today, meaning New Zealand's active cases remain at 72. Of those, 42 have subsequently returned a further negative test result.

The Ministry of Health said all close contacts identified as part of the November quarantine cluster have now completed scheduled testing, all of which came back as negative for Covid-19.

"To reiterate, these people (historic cases) are not infectious and don't pose a risk to others", the authorities explained.

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