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South African Cricketer Solo Nqweni Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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May 8, 2020 at 12:18 PM

South African Cricketer Solo Nqweni Tests Positive For Coronavirus

First-class cricketer, Solo Nqweni, who is a South African allrounder, has been tested positive for the Coronavirus Apart from getting infected from the deadly virus, he has been battling Guillan-Barré syndrome since last July.

Taking to Twitter, the Proteas player showed his distress of suffering from various diseases. The 26-year-old has become the third cricketer to suffer from COVID-19 after Pakistan‘s Zafar Sarfraz and Scotland’s Majid Haq.

I don’t understand why all of this is happening to me: Solo Nqweni

“So last year I got GBS, and have been battling this disease for the past 10 months and I’m only halfway 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.

Solo Nqweni fights Coronavirus:

solo Nqweni, coronavirus, COVID-19
Solo Nqweni becomes the third cricketer to suffer from COVID-19.

Nqweni played for South Africa Under-19s in 2012 and has been contracted to Eastern Province and the Warriors franchise since. Last year, in July, he was discovered with GBL after which things got worse for him. He was diagnosed with a long line of health issues. He had to put into a coma so a machine could do the work of his lungs. He was being treated in a Scottish hospital and returned home in January this year to undergo rehabilitation in Johannesburg.

In February, the South Africa national cricket team raised funds to bear the cost of Nqweni’s rehabilitation. However, when things seem to get normal for him, Solo Nqweni is now diagnosed with COVID-19, which has taken over 27K people.

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