South African cricketer Solo Nqweni tests positive for COVID-19
Published: 04:05 PM, 8 May 2020 Updated: 04:06 PM, 8 May 2020
Solo Nqweni, the South African first-class cricketer who was suffering from a rare disease called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), now has been contracted by the COVID-19.
Nqweni himself admitted the matter of COVID-19 infection on Twitter and wrote, “I got GBS last year. I have been fighting against that disease for the last 10 months. So far, we have only crossed half the road to healing. Within that, I was diagnosed with tuberculosis. My liver and kidneys are now dysfunctional. Now, I am tested COVID-19 positive,” said the young all-rounder. “I don’t understand why this is happening to me.”
In July last year, Nqweni was detected with GBS while playing for the club cricket in Scotland. It is a rare disease. As a result, a serious disorder in the body’s immune system occurs and mainly attacks the body’s nervous system.
He is the third cricketer in the world to suffer from this rare disease. Earlier, Pakistan’s Zafar Sarfaraz and Scotland’s Majid Haque also diagnosed with the disease.
Last February, South African cricketers donated 50,000 rands for the treatment of Solo Nqweni.
He has played 36 first-class matches for the Eastern Province since 2012. He has also played nine ODIs for South Africa’s U-19 team, three of which were in the 2012 U-19 World Cup.