The South African cricket crew has been requested to self-quarantine for the following 14 days after returning halfway from an ODI tour of India due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cricket South Africa’s chief medical officer, Dr Shuaib Manjra, was quoted as saying that the gamers have been told to isolate themselves and will probably be examined for the lethal virus in case any signs present up.
“We have recommended the players social distance themselves from others and self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days. I think that is proper guidance to protect themselves, people around them, their families and their communities,” he was quoted as saying by the media right here.
“In that period, if any of them have symptoms or any other factors that is cause for concern, we will ensure this is investigated appropriately and managed accordingly with the protocols that are in place,” he added.
South Africa have been to play three ODIs in the course of the tour that was aborted after the washed out opening sport in Dharamsala. India’s tally of COVID-19 sufferers has crossed 100, together with three deaths. The international loss of life rely is nearing 8,000 whereas the variety of contaminated is shut to 200,000.
“Some of the players wore masks while we were travelling. Others decided not to wear masks – that was up to them. We were pretty isolated during travel and largely immunised from the outside world,” mentioned Manjra whereas describing the journey again.
The Proteas halted in Kolkata earlier than heading again residence.
“We have looked at the recommendations made for different countries by the World Health Organisation and other authoritative bodies. We have since educated the players about the disease – what it is, what it means, what its symptoms are,” Manjra mentioned.
“We have educated them on how to monitor themselves about temperature and the other symptoms that come with COVID-19. Our experts remain available to them, even after the tour,” he added.