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Two staff members in England's hotel in Galle test Covid positive

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Galle (Sri Lanka), Jan 15 (IANS) Two staff members at the hotel in Galle where members of the England cricket squad are residing during their tour of Sri Lanka have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19.

According to a report in Sri Lanka’s ‘The Daily Mirror’, the Galle District Health Services Director’s office said that the two employees work in the kitchen of the Lighthouse Hotel. However, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said that it is not concerned by the development.

“We are not concerned. Our protocols have been excellent and we continue to be vigilant. We are the most compliant team in world cricket. We are the only international team in any sport to have a COVID compliance officer. He is responsible for ensuring we meet the highest of standards across our COVID protocols,” an ECB spokesperson said.

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“We remain vigilant and respectful of the Sri Lankan authorities and we will do everything that is possible to keep our players and the general population safe. We are being vigilant around our team base in Galle and at the stadium. The players respect social distancing, wear masks in indoor settings and at the hotel dine on individual tables… Moeen Ali, who tested positive when we arrived in sri Lanka, has been isolating for 12 days in separate accommodation. He remains isolated at a different hotel to the team in Galle.”

–IANS

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