Pakistan former opening batsman Taufeeq Umar has announced his recovery from the deadly COVID-19 and has said that he had to isolate himself in a room.
Umar said this on Friday that he had made a full recovery from the virus and his test has come negative.
Umar, 38, who appeared in 44 Tests and 22 ODIs, said people should panic if they contract the virus.
“I isolated myself in a room for two weeks away from the children and elderly people in my family. I would say people should not be alarmed if they test positive. I would advise them to work on building up their immune system,” he said.
At least two Pakistani first-class players have died from the coronavirus with leg-spinner Riaz Sheikh passing away in Karachi earlier this week.
Riaz Sheikh, a leg-spinner who took 116 wickets in 43 matches, died at his home and was buried in haste by his family.
Another Pakistani first-class player, Zafar Sarfaraz, 50, had died due to the virus in April in Peshawar.