After getting final clearance from the New Zealand health officials, 52-members of the Pakistani contingent have left the isolation facility in Christchurch today.

One unnamed member of the squad will still stay in the facility after he tested positive on day six of the mandatory quarantine period.

New Zealand Cricket had said on Monday that the squad, which has been tested for Covid-19 five times since arriving two weeks ago, was scheduled to leave isolation on Tuesday pending final approval from local health officials.

“After extensive testing and completion of their time in managed isolation in Christchurch, the Canterbury DHB medical officer of health is satisfied these people pose a very low risk to the community,” the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Six tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival while four others were identified as positive during their isolation, although those cases were considered historical, the Ministry said.

Pakistan will now head to Queenstown where they will play an intra-squad game while the tour officially begins on December 18 in Auckland with the T20 series.


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