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Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza recovers from COVID-19, wife still recovering

Mashrafe Mortaza, a Member of Parliament representing the ruling Awami League party, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on June 20.

Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza recovers from COVID-19, wife still recovering

Dhaka: Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has recovered from COVID-19 after treatment at home for the dreaded virus since 20 June.

Mortaza announced the negative result of his COVID-19 test on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

"Hope everyone is fine. By the grace of God and blessing of everyone, I have tested negative for coronavirus. I am thankful to everyone who stood by me and showed concern in this tough times," he said.

"I recovered from the virus after being treated at home. To those who are affected, stay positive. Keep faith in Allah and abide by the rules. Together we will keep fighting the virus," added the 36-year-old pacer.

His wife Sumona Haque is yet to recover from the disease.

"But two weeks after being diagnosed, my wife is still positive for coronavirus. She is doing well, keep her in your prayers," Mortaza wrote.

Mashrafe Mortaza was diagnosed with COVID-19 on June 20. AFP

Mashrafe Mortaza was diagnosed with COVID-19 on June 20. AFP

Mortaza, a Member of Parliament representing the ruling Awami League party, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on June 20.

Two other Bangladeshi cricketers - Nafees Iqbal and Nazmul Islam - have also recovered from the virus after undergoing treatment at home.

Like Mortaza, both the players had also tested positive for the virus three weeks ago.

Updated Date: July 15, 2020 11:03:49 IST

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