Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has recovered from the novel Coronavirus having received a negative report on Tuesday. However, his wife Sumona Haque still remains positive and under treatment.
Mortaza releasing a statement on his Facebook page confirmed the news saying “I heard the results of the test this evening, which is negative,” Mortaza wrote on his Facebook page. “I am thankful to everyone who prayed for me, was beside us and showed concern during this time. But my wife is still Covid-19 positive after two weeks of being diagnosed. She is doing well. Keep her in your prayers.”
He went to add “I got treatment 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.”
Mortaza had tested positive for the virus almost a month ago on 20th June after getting tested having shown symptoms. He was placed under home quarantine and received treatment at his residence. Along with his wife, even his brother had also tested positive.
The fast-bowling all-rounder was involved in various humanitarian efforts to help his constituency deal with the impact of the crisis. Currently a member of the parliament, Mortaza played a key role in ensuring proper supply of food and other essentials in his hometown Narayanganj during the lockdown.
Bangladesh has been severely hit by the Pandemic having registered close to two-lakh cases so far. Along with Mortaza, fellow cricketers Nafees Iqbal and Nazmul Islam were also infected but have recovered from the illness