Omicron-affected women cricketers test negative


Two Bangladeshi women cricketers, who suffered COVID Omicron variant, are well now and tested negative, the chief physician of BCB confirmed on Monday.

Bangladesh women cricket team has recently toured Zimbabwe to take part in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers. The event was called off midway due to the surge of the Omicron variant of COVID.

Bangladesh women team has successfully qualified for the next 50-over World Cup— their first in the history. After coming back to Dhaka, they were isolated in a hotel in the capital. On December 6, the health department confirmed that two women cricketers are COVID positive. Five days later, on December 11, the health department said both are affected by Omicron.

Returning negative in the latest COVID test, both the cricketers are free to get out of the isolation centre of a Dhaka hospital and go home.

Another member of the women team is positive with the Delta variant of COVID and yet to test negative. According to BCB sources, the person is doing well and will undergo a COVID test this week. A negative result will allow the person to leave the isolation centre as well.

Source: United News of Bangladesh