PAISLEY: Scotland's former cricketer with Pakistani descent Majid Haq announced on Friday that he is tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He is being currently undergoing medical treatment in Paisley.
Haq on Friday said that he was tested positive for the infection and is admitted to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in the Paisley area of Glasgow.
Informing his fans, the former cricketer wrote on Twitter, "Looking forward to potentially getting back home today after testing positive with coronavirus. Staff at the RAH in Paisley have been good to me and thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support. Insha Allah the panther will be back to full health soon."
Looking forward to potentially getting back home today after testing positive with Coronavirus. Staff at the RAH in Paisley have been good to me & thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support. Insha Allah the Panther will be back to full health soon. #covid19UK pic.twitter.com/19QfWjzaOq— Majid Haq (@MajidHaq) March 20, 2020
Haq is an off-spinner and has played 24 T20Is and 54 ODIs for Scotland between the years 2006 and 2015. The 37-year-old cricketer's last match was at the 2015 World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.
Cricket Scotland, as well as the England and Wales Cricket Board, have announced the game would be suspended indefinitely in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. ECB has also decided that there will be no professional cricket in England and Wales till May 28th due to COVID-19.
The UK has reported around 4000 positive cases for the novel coronavirus and it had claimed the lives of around 180 people. 300 confirmed cases have been reported in Scotland.
Globally, the pandemic has infected more than 2,76,000 people and has killed over 10,000.
We wish a speedy recovery for Haq as well as for all the others whose lives are endangered.