Saif tests COVID-19 positive 2nd time

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:14, Sep 16,2020


Saif Hasan

Bangladesh Test opener Saif Hasan is still suffering from COVID-19 after he tested positive for the virus for the second time on Wednesday.

Saif was found to be carrying the virus on September 10 when BCB ran coronavirus tests on all players and coaching staff after some of the ground staff at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium started showing symptoms of infection.

Saif and BCB’s head of physical performance Nicholas Trevor Lee were the only people to test positive and although Lee has already recovered from the infection, Saif is still suffering from it.

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief physician Debashis Chowdhury informed New Age that the board decided to retest Saif few days before normal practice as the player was not showing any symptoms, but their gamble didn’t pan out.

‘Normally when someone gets infected with coronavirus, the second test is taken after two weeks or in some cases even after three weeks. In Saif’s case, we took a chance as he was not showing any visible symptoms or suffering any physical complexities. He only lost his appetite,’ Debashis said.

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