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Solo Nqweni becomes third cricketer to contract coronavirus
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Solo Nqweni becomes third cricketer to contract coronavirus

Uncapped South Africa all-rounder Solo Nqweni, who has been battling Guillan-Barré syndrome since last July, has now been diagnosed with the coronavirus amidst the ongoing pandemic that has claimed the lives of thousands of people around the globe.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, the 26-year-old revealed that he has already been battling GBS and TB for some time now and has now been tested positive for COVID-19. Having been mired in several health complications, this diagnosis adds to the woes for Nqweni.

The announcement means Nqweni has now become the third cricketer after Pakistan's Zafar Sarfraz and Scotland's Majid Haq to have contracted the virus. Nqweni has appeared for the South Africa Under-19 team in 2012. Since then, he has been contracted to Eastern Province and the Warriors franchise.