England vigilant but unconcerned by COVID-19 outbreak at team lodge in Galle

REUTERS: England are “not anxious” soon after two personnel members at their lodge in Galle

REUTERS: England are “not anxious” soon after two personnel members at their lodge in Galle where they are taking part in two exam matches against Sri Lanka examined favourable for COVID-19, the crew reported on Friday.

The kitchen personnel returned favourable final results immediately after routine tests performed by the lodge due the existence of the England team, Sri Lankan media reported.

“We are not worried. Our protocols have been fantastic and we proceed to be vigilant,” an England spokesperson explained.

“We are the most compliant team in planet cricket. We are the only intercontinental staff in any activity to have a COVID compliance officer. He is accountable for ensuring we meet the maximum of requirements across our COVID protocols.

“We continue being vigilant and respectful of the Sri Lankan authorities and we will do every little thing that is doable to keep our gamers and the standard inhabitants protected.”

It is a quite distinct stance from the workforce, who deserted a One particular-Day Worldwide series in South Africa in December right after two members of employees at the team hotel there analyzed optimistic for COVID-19. The group gave no information on the reasons for the transform of tactic.

In the meantime, England spinner Moeen Ali stays in isolation at a separate lodge following he examined beneficial on arrival in the place.

“(Ali) proceeds to receive care from Sri Lanka and England health care teams and will return to the squad as shortly as it is secure to do so. We have still to be provided a day of when this will be,” the spokesperson mentioned.

The 1st exam in Galle started off on Thursday, with the next thanks to get started on Jan. 22. England will head to India for 4 checks instantly afterwards.

(Reporting by Nick Mentioned in Cape City Modifying by Alison Williams)