New Zealand Government issues final warning to Pakistan team for breaching quarantine norms

New Zealand Government issues final warning to Pakistan team for breaching quarantine norms
Six members of Pakistan Cricket Team tested positive for novel coronavirus in New Zealand

The Ministry of Health of New Zealand Government has issued an ultimate warning to the visiting Pakistan players for breaching the quarantine regulations in Christchurch.


In video footage captured by surveillance cameras, several members of the Pakistan team were captured, breaking the isolation norms. However, the Health Ministry declined from providing the details of the broken rules. All the members of the visiting side are residing at the Chateau on the Park hotel in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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“The breaches happened despite “clear, consistent and detailed communication of expected behaviours,” a spokeswoman said as quoted by Stuff.


‘Will send the whole team back,’ NZ told Wasim Khan

Wasim Khan

The managing director of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wasim Khan conveyed the warning he received from New Zealand. 

“They have told me straight away that one more breach and they will send the whole team back,” Khan said in the two-minute WhatsApp audio message, recorded in the Urdu language. He added: “it will be embarrassing” if this happens.

“They have zero tolerance, and they have given us a final warning. I know it’s difficult times for you and it’s not easy. You have operated in similar conditions (playing) in England…it’s a matter of the country’s respect and credibility. Please observe 14 days, then you will get freedom in New Zealand to go out in restaurants and roam around, but please adhere to full protocols.”

“Please guys, I know it’s difficult, it’s very tough, but do stay disciplined and follow through the protocols … they will not compromise on health and safety in New Zealand, so please adhere to it,” Khan told his players.


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