Moeen Ali tests positive for COVID-19 on arrival

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England all-rounder Moeen Ali


All-rounder Moeen Ali, who arrived in Sri Lanka with the England cricket team on Monday, has tested positive at the Mattala International Airport in Hambantota.

An official statement issued by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) states:  

“Following PCR tests administered on arrival at the airport in Hambantota on Sunday 3 January, The ECB can confirm that Moeen Ali has tested positive for COVID-19.

“Ali will now observe a period of 10-days self-isolation, in accordance with the Sri Lanka Government’s protocol on quarantine. Chris Woakes has been deemed as a possible close contact, and he will observe a period of self-isolation and further testing.”

The touring party will be PCR-tested for a second time on Tuesday. At this stage, the team will train for the first time on Wednesday.


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