Mashrafe Mortaza tests positive for COVID-19


Mashrafe Mortaza has tested positive for COVID-19, his brother Morsalin Mortaza confirmed on Saturday. The pacer had been suffering from fever and was tested on Friday night.

“My brother has had a fever for two days. He did the test last night. Today came the test positive. He is at home in isolation,” Morsalin told Cricbuzz.

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Former Bangladesh opener Nafees Iqbal too has contracted the virus. “I had the first symptom ten days ago. I had a fever and had aches and pains in the body but had recovered by the third day. But I still took the COVID-19 test just to be sure and the result came back positive. I am doing fine at the moment,” he said.

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Nafees featured in 11 Tests and 16 ODIs for Bangladesh before his international career came to a premature end. Nafees had been involved with Bangladesh A team as the team manager in a couple of assignments.

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Bangladesh has seen the cases rise past 100,000 with more than 8.7 million people affected by the virus worldwide.