South Africa’s Solo Nqweni tests positive for Covid-19

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South Africa’s Solo Nqweni has tested positive for Covid-19


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South African all-rounder Solo Nqweni, who plays for Eastern Province, on Thursday, confirmed that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a year after being diagnosed with Guillan-Barré syndrome. Nqweni is the third cricketer after Majid Haq and late Zafar Sarfraz to contract the virus.

The sport of cricket, on Thursday, registered its third-known victim of the novel coronavirus disease after South African all-rounder Solo Nqweni took to Twitter to confirm that he has tested positive for the virus. Nqweni, a 26-year-old all-rounder who plays for Eastern Province across all formats, revealed that last year, he also learnt that he had the Guillan-Barré syndrome, a rare disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the nerves, and expressed his utter shock to have now contracted the Covid-19 virus, a year later.

“So last year I got GBS, and have been battling this disease for the past 10 months and I’m only half way through my recovery. I got TB, my liver failed and my kidney failed. Now today I tested positive for corona virus. I don’t understand why all of this is happening to me,” the 26-year-old all-rounder tweeted on Thursday.

According to ESPN Cricinfo, however, the all-rounder has communicated to his agent that he is optimistic about making a full recovery in the near future. The news of Nqweni testing positive for Covid-19 means that he is the third known cricketer to have contracted the virus, after Scotland’s Majid Haq and Pakistan’s Zafar Sarfraz. 

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