Fin Allen Test Positive For Covid-19 After Arriving In Bangladesh
By CricShots - Aug 25, 2021 2:06 pm
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New Zealand opener Finn Allen came out to be positive for Covid-19 just a couple of days after arriving in Dhaka. Allen and allrounder Colin de Grandhomme had arrived early in Bangladesh, after completing their stints in the inaugural Hundred competition in England. According to NZC, Allen, who is fully vaccinated, according to the NZC, is experiencing moderate symptoms and is serving quarantine at the team hotel in Dhaka.

Fin Allen
Fin Allen

The BCB’s chief medical officer Dr. Debashish Chowdhury is coordinating with the NZ chief medical officer and he has given Allen treatment. During his isolation, Allen’s situation will be accessed by New Zealand team doctor Pat McHugh and he will be cleared to rejoin the team only after returning negative tests on consecutive days.

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Informing the same, New Zealand manager Mike Sandle said, “It’s really unfortunate for Finn. He’s comfortable at the moment and hopefully, he’ll recover quickly; test negative, and be cleared and approved for discharge as soon as possible. The Bangladesh cricket authorities have been extremely professional in their response and we’re grateful to them for that. They’re treating the matter very seriously.”

mike sandle
Mike Sandle

The rest of the New Zealand contingent is scheduled to be commencing their training from August 27, after three days of quarantine at their team hotel in Dhaka.

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Bangladesh is currently experiencing a downward trend in the number of Covid cases over the last week. Compared to the first 15 days in August, the last week has seen a 34% dip in new cases, and in liters of deaths, there has been a 27% fall.  Meanwhile, Lockie Ferguson has also tested positive, in the UK, and as a result, he will miss Yorkshire’s Vitality Blast quarter-final against Sussex on Tuesday.