Kolkata Knight Riders players and support staff must undergo a 5-day quarantine and be tested daily

Kolkata Knight Riders players and support staff have entered a rigid quarantine after two of their players tested positive for COVID-19. Hours before their clash against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad on Monday, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for the virus. The two-time champions have resorted to strict measures in the wake of this disturbing news.

The BCCI pointed out that Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier from the rest of the team with the medical team monitoring their condition. The franchise used daily tests for cricketers and support staff in Ahmedabad. Health officials are evaluating close and occasional contact of the two positive cases during the 48 hours prior to collection of the sample of positive test results.

Eoin Morgan (Image credit: Twitter)

India Today reported that the Knight Riders must serve a five-day quarantine period and adhere to strict protocols and daily testing. If no further positive cases emerge, they could take the field on Saturday against the Delhi Capitals. At present, KKR, RCB, Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings are camping in Ahmedabad. The likes of Pat Cummins and Brendon McCullum are pleased with the action taken in light of two positive COVID cases.

No bio-bubble breach by Kolkata Knight Riders players:

Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy (Image credit: Twitter)

During this time, as some reports suggest, it appeared that Varun Chakravarthy had not violated the biosecurity environment. Leggie complained of abdominal pain and went to the designated health facility with the team doctor following all protocols. In addition, the staff, who treated Varun, a waiter and a technician, had already received two doses of the vaccine and are not showing any symptoms. Therefore, the uncertainty of how it spread puts everything in a dangerous context.

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