It was confirmed by a spokesperson of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to Cricfrenzy.
Bangladesh team are currently observing mandatory quarantine in Christchurch. Herath, meanwhile, has been separated from the team and is kept in isolation after he tested positive.
The quarantine period has been extended for nine members of the Bangladesh squad, including skipper Mominul Haque, Yasir Ali, Fazle Rabbi and Mahedi Hasan Miraz and team director Khaled Mahmud after one of the passengers of the flight tested positive for coronavirus.
The players and other members of the team had undergone another round of Covid-19 tests.
Bangladesh will play two warm-up matches after completing the mandatory quarantine. The first Test match will start on January 1, following that the second and final Test of the series will start on January 9 in Christchurch.