COVID-19: Cricketer Nazmul, parents tested negative

Bangladesh left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam Opu
Bangladesh left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam OpuPhoto: UNB

Bangladesh left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam Opu and his parents have tested negative for coronavirus, he confirmed on Wednesday. Nazmul and his parents were diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-June.

"We provided sample the day before yesterday and got the results. All of us are now free from this deadly virus," Nazmul told the media.

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"I was depressed about it because I had no idea what to do or what to expect. So the joy of being free from this virus is immense. I just can't express this in words," he added.

Nazmul's father has been suffering from heart-related diseases. It was the main concern for the family of Nazmul.

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"My father has been suffering from heart diseases. So we are very worried about him. Please, keep us in your prayers," Nazmul had earlier said.

Along with Nazmul, former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, and former Bangladesh opener Nafis Iqbal also tested positive. They are getting treatment at home. As per the latest update, both Mashrafe and Nafis are doing well.