New Zealand well being division, in an announcement, mentioned that following cautious consideration concerning coronavirus, the Director-Common of Well being has confirmed that he won’t be granting the exemption which might enable the Pakistani Shaheens to return again in fields so as to prepare in teams whereas finishing their time in managed isolation in Christchurch.
The choice has reportedly added frustration amongst Pakistan squad members that are already in managed isolation for nearly 10 days now.
The staff was imagined to obtain the inexperienced flag for coaching after the third day of testings, nonetheless, it was placed on maintain after experiences of SOP breaches and optimistic outcomes of six members of the staff emerged from day one in every of testing.
The New Zealand Well being authorities have repeatedly termed the exemption to coach throughout the managed isolation interval a “privilege”.
Dr Ashley Bloomfield, the DG of well being, whereas commenting on the choice mentioned that he continues to have ongoing issues concerning the danger of cross-infection throughout the squad.
“There have been a number of active cases identified among the team. Public health considerations will continue to be foremost in our response to COVID-19, whether this involves individuals or teams,” he asserted.
“We admire the touring staff for enduring the challenges posed to public well being by a coronavirus,” he added.
The announcement will not be lower than a shock for inexperienced shirts as they have been anticipating exemption to be granted on Friday following the outcomes of day 9 testing.
Pakistan staff has already competed 10 days in managed isolation and the interval is about to finish on December 8.