It was only on Friday that the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the novel coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, especially in the United States. India is continuously seeing a surge in the reports per day of the deadly virus. In such a situation, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly‘s brother has been tested positive for Covid-19.
His brother Snehasish was a Ranji trophy player. Sourav Ganguly played along side his brother for Bengal in the prestigious tournament and once took his place in the final. It is also reported that a few other members from his family have also been tested positive with Covid-19.
Four close-relatives of Sourav Ganguly have been tested positive: Senior Official
According to report, the wife of Snehashish, his mother-in-law and father-in-law of Snehashish also tested positive for the disease last week. Earlier, a domestic help at Snehashish’s home in Mominpur was tested positive, as they are all undergoing treatment and have been advised to stay under isolation..
A senior official, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI that, all four had some health issues and were then tested positive. Their discharge will depend on how they are responding to the treatment. However, reports also clear that they are not staying at Ganguly’s ancestral house in Behala.
“All the four complained of some health issues, which were similar to the symptoms of Covid-19 when they were staying at another residence and not at Ganguly’s ancestral house in Behala. After testing positive, all the four were shifted to a private nursing home,” a senior official of the department said.
“Whether they will be discharged or not, depends on the result of the tests,” they said.
Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is the biggest name from the cricket fraternity to be tested positive with the disease.