The three English support staff of the Bangladesh Football Federation, national team head coach Jamie Day, assistant coach Stuart Watkiss and technical director Paul Thomas Smalley took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in the city on Monday.
‘I feel no problem. I am fine after taking the first dose of the vaccine. I was infected with COVID, but I think everyone should take the vaccine,’ Day told the media after taking the vaccine.
Among the English trio, Day had tested positive for COVID-19 in November 2020.
He was cleared from the deadly virus a day before Bangladesh’s return-leg match in the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 joint qualifiers against hosts Qatar on December 4, 2020.
The 41-year-old flew to his home in London from Doha soon after Bangladesh’s 0-5 loss against Qatar.
He returned to Dhaka on January 14, 2021 and was in 14 days quarantine.
Now, Day is spending his time watching Bangladesh Premier League matches and some other ongoing domestic competitions.
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