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Coronavirus Outbreak: South African First-Class cricketer Solo Nqweni tests positive for COVID-19

  • Press Trust of India
  • May 7th, 2020
  • 23:02:37 IST

Johannesburg: Solo Nqweni, a South African First-Class cricketer who has been battling Guillan-Barre Syndrome since last July besides other health issues, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The 25-year-old all-rounder, who is being treated for his illness in Aberdeen, Scotland, shared the news on Twitter.

File image of Solo Nqweni. Image credit: Twitter/@SoloNqweni

File image of Solo Nqweni. Image credit: Twitter/@SoloNqweni

Nqweni is the third cricketer known to have contracted the disease after Pakistan's Zafar Sarfraz and Scotland's Majid Haq.

"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," Nqweni tweeted.

This diagnosis is the latest in a long line of health issues for Nqweni, who spent four weeks in an induced coma last year.

Nqweni played for South Africa Under-19s in 2012 and has been contracted to Eastern Province and has also played franchise cricket for the Warriors.

The former Grey High star, who is playing as a professional at Aberdeenshire Cricket Club, is in the intensive care unit of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, according to Herald Live.

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Updated Date: May 07, 2020 23:02:37 IST

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