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DC told to quarantine amid COVID-19 outbreak in the IPL bubble

In the latest development in the coronavirus outbreak in the Indian Premier League bubble, the whole DC team has been asked to quarantine themselves. Cricbuzz has been notified that the BCCI has asked DC players, support staff and other important members to isolate themselves immediately.

The sudden development comes into effect considering the fact that Delhi Capitals locked horns with Kolkata Knight Riders on April 29. Now, two KKR players were tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic. They are none other than Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier.

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However, the rest of the KKR camp has tested negative. On the contrary, Delhi Capitals are in Ahmedabad. A Delhi Capitals’ official on the condition of anonymity told Cricbuzz that they had been advised to go into quarantine and added that all of them are in isolation. The official further added that they are all in their rooms.

“As we had played our last game against KKR, we have been advised to go into quarantine and all of us are in isolation. We are all in our rooms,” a Delhi Capitals official told this website.

Meanwhile, the duration of the quarantine is not yet known but there is now no confirmation the Delhi team’s scheduled practice session at the Motera Stadium on Tuesday (May 4) will happen considering the current situation. “We don’t have any information if that practice session will go ahead,” the official said.

DC will take on KKR, on May 8 in Ahmedabad. Talking about KKR, the franchise has now moved towards a regular testing routine to determine other possible cases and treat the affected ones as soon as possible.

“Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders have now moved towards a daily testing routine to identify any other possible cases and treat them at the earliest. The Medical Team is also determining the close and casual contacts of the two positive cases during the 48 hours prior to collection of the sample that returned the positive test results.

“The BCCI and the Kolkata Knight Riders prioritise the health and safety of everyone involved and all measures are being taken in that endeavour,” the BCCI press release read.

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