BCB Chief Physician Debashish Chowdhury Confirmed The News Of Mortaza Testing Positive For The Second Time, On Saturday:
Former Bangladeshi skipper Mashrafe Mortaza tested positive for COVID-19 again on Saturday. It is the second time that he has tested positive for the dreaded virus in a period of 15 days as he continues to recover from illness at his home in Dhaka.
Earlier on June 20, Mortaza announced via a Facebook post that he had been screened positive for coronavirus. According to an official of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Mortaza was tested a few days ago and the findings were positive.
BCB chief physician Debashish Chowdhury confirmed the news of Mortaza testing positive for the second time, on Saturday, while assuring that there was no need for panic. “He will take another examination on the 8th of July and will be cleared at that point in time. In most cases, the patient will be cleared for 14 days, but it is not necessary. Anyone can take more time,” he added.
Mortaza, who currently plays only in the ODI format and quit his job as captain earlier this year, became the second high-profile cricketer to contract the virus after Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi. In addition to Mortaza, former Bangladesh cricketer Nafees Iqbal, who is the eldest brother of ODI captain Tamim Iqbal, and 28-year-old left-wing spinner Nazmul Islam, have tested coronavirus.