Lahore: Former Test opener Taufeeq Umar has been tested positive for widely-spread COVID-19, the cricketer confirmed himself.
According to a report, the former cricketer had a COVID-19 Test after suffering through mild symptoms and the Test came out as positive.
“I got myself tested last night after feeling a little sick last night, and the result came positive. My symptoms are not at all severe,” the cricketer was quoted saying to a local news channel.
“I have isolated myself at home and I appeal to everyone to pray for my swift recovery,” he added.
It must be noted here that Umar is probably the first recognizable cricketer who has been tested positive for the virus. COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost all countries around the world. It has taken plenty of lives and put the whole world in a lockdown situation. All sports activities, major public gatherings are still at a standstill.