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Delhi Capitals' assistant physiotherapist tests positive for coronavirus
IPL 2020

Delhi Capitals' assistant physiotherapist tests positive for coronavirus

Delhi Capitals' assistant physiotherapist has tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in the UAE, the franchise confirmed on Sunday.

The infected member of the Capitals contingent, whose identity has not been revealed, was undergoing his mandatory quarantine but will have to now self-isolate for an additional 14 days before being allowed to integrate with the squad.

He had apparently tested negative twice but returned a positive result for the third test on the sixth day of his entry in the country.

"He was yet to meet with and had not been in contact with any players or staff of the franchise," the media release from the Capitals read.

"He was isolated immediately, and is currently at the IPL Isolation Facility in Dubai for the next 14 days, at the end of which he will have to produce two negative reports for him to be able to join the Delhi Capitals squad. The franchise's medical team is in constant touch with him, and wishes him a speedy recovery."

Delhi Capitals are the third team to produce positive Covid-19 tests in their camp after Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings.

Dishant Yagnik, Rajasthan's fielding coach, had tested positive for the virus before flying out of India last month. Meanwhile, CSK reported a cluster of cases in their support staff and along with two players leading to the extension of their quarantine period.

Despite the setback to the Capitals' support staff with this latest development, the team will continue to indulge in training sessions as they prepare for their first IPL 2020 clash against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai on September 20.