Pakistan will play three Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand, beginning on December 18, and two Test matches.
There has now been 1691 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in this country since the pandemic began. They were identified as Sarfaraz Ahmed, Rohail Nazir, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Abid Ali and Danish Aziz by ESPN.
Earlier today, asked if he was disappointed with the Pakistani cricket team, Sports Minister Grant Robertson said "of course".
Whatever you do this weekend, keep track of it with your contact tracing app or physical diary - you never know when you will have been in contact with a case of COVID-19 and need to recall your movements for the previous two weeks. Our cricket has not finished.
Wilson said the situation with the cricketers is a high risk situation which could have been easily prevented. You are talking about Pakistan - the greatest country on the planet - so behave yourself and stop giving such statements. All had cleared multiple tests in Pakistan before the team's departure.
Akhtar, who his recognised as the fastest bowler ever, with a delivery at 161.3kmh and took 247 ODI wickets, said the Pakistan Cricket Board should threaten to boycott New Zealand Cricket. He said that PCB should show some toughness and make a statement on the incident.
Now they have to stay in their rooms, which was the requirement anyway since the training exemption would only have applied if health officials were happy after the day three testing, he said.
Fakhar Zaman had already been left out of the tour after developing a fever before Pakistan departed for New Zealand.
In addition to the senior squad, Pakistan's A team is also here to compete in a couple of four-day matches beginning December 10.
New Zealand Cricket said while the positive cases were disappointing, their early discovery showed New Zealand's protocols around touring teams were working.
"It is a privilege to come to New Zealand to play sport, but in return teams must stick to the rules that are created to keep Covid-19 out of our communities", director-general of health, Ashley Bloomfield, said in a statement.
Khan said the government of New Zealand had a "zero tolerance policy" towards the COVID-19 safety protocols.
"(I know) it is a hard time, it won't be easy for you all", he said in a message intended for the cricketers.
"They have told me straigh taway that one more breach and they will send the whole team back", Khan said in the two-minute message, recorded in the Urdu language, adding "it will be embarrassing" if this happens.
"You have operated in similar conditions (playing) in England.it's a matter of the country's respect and credibility".
The positive results had come from tests administered upon the team's entry to New Zealand, where all arrivals have to undergo 14 days of isolation.