Yet another COVID-19 infected person has been detected during the Indian Premier League 2020 routine testing. The good news is that the infected person has not interacted with any players, support staff or tour party.
The person was detected with the COVID-19 infection in one of the routine tests during the mandatory quarantine period on his arrival in the UAE.
Delhi Capitals have confirmed that the team’s assistant physiotherapist has tested positive for COVID-19. He was going through his mandatory quarantine and had tested negative for his first two tests conducted on arrival in Dubai. The virus strain was detected during his third test, Delhi Capitals have confirmed in a Press statement.
Under the stringent anti-COVID measures in place for the IPL, all members of the IPL tour party are required to take novel coronavirus tests on the day of their arrival in the UAE, and then on the third and sixth day of their quarantine period. A person can enter the bio-secure bubble only upon three negative reports.
The Delhi Capitals staff diagnosed with the infection was yet to meet with and had not been in contact with any players or staff of the franchisee. He was isolated immediately and is currently at the IPL isolation facility in Dubai for the next 14 days.
At the end of the mandatory isolation period, he will have to produce two negative reports for him to be able to join the Delhi Capitals squad. The franchise’s medical team is in constant touch with him.
Earlier, the Chennai Super Kings camp had a COVID-19 scare when 13 members of the tour party, including medium pacer Deepak Chahar and wicketkeeper-batsman Ruturaj Gaekwad, had tested positive for the virus.
The CSK team has since started practising after all the other squad members were found free from any infection in the subsequent two tests.