South African first-class cricketer Nqweni tests positive for new coronavirus

JOHANNESBURG: Nqweni only , a first-class South African cricketer who has been battling Guillain-Barré syndrome since last July, in addition to other health problems, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus .

The 25-year-old multifaceted, who is being treated for his illness in Aberdeen, Scotland, shared the news on Twitter.

Nqweni is the third cricket player known to have contracted the disease after Pakistan Zafar Sarfraz and from Scotland Majid Haq .

So last year I got GBS, and have been battling this disease for the past 10 months and I'm only half way through my recovery. I got TB, my liver failed and my kidney failed. Now today I tested positive for coronavirus. I don't understand why all of this is happening to me, Nqweni tweeted.

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This diagnosis is the latest in a long list of health problems for Nqweni, who spent four weeks in an induced coma last year.

Nqweni played for South Africa Under the age of 19 in 2012 and has been hired by Eastern Province and has also played for the cricket franchise for the Warriors.

The former Gray High star, who plays as a professional at Aberdeenshire Cricket Club, is in the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary intensive care unit, according to Herald Live.