Hafeez contradicts PCB, produces negative COVID-19 test report

All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has tested negative for Covid-19, a day after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said he along with seven other players have contracted the disease. In a Tweet, Hafeez clarified that a subsequent examination at a private laboratory in Lahore had cleared him. He added that his family had also tested negative and attached a picture of his medical report.

Initialy three teammates ÔÇö Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf and Haider Ali ÔÇö tested positive on Monday. A player support personnel, masseur Malang Ali, was also confirmed to have the virus. A day ago, PCB revealed that seven more Pakistan players due to tour England in August have tested positive for the coronavirus.┬á

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain and Kashif Bhatti were all diagnosed with the virus.

Despite the new infections, the PCB said the England tour is “on track” and the team will depart for the series as per schedule.

Source: Dawn