Abu Jayed tests positive for Covid-19

Bangladesh quick to be treated in isolation and will undergo further tests over the next few days

Mohammad Isam
Mohammad Isam
Abu Jayed will now be treated in isolation

Abu Jayed will now be treated in isolation  •  AFP via Getty Images

Abu Jayed has become the latest Bangladesh cricketer to test positive for Covid-19, the update coming at the end of the latest round of tests conducted by the BCB on Monday. The news about Abu Jayed testing positive came on the day Saif Hassan tested negative - in his third test - after two positives in the last two weeks.
Fast bowler Jayed was in the 27-man camp ahead of the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, which, however, remains a little uncertain because of a disagreement between the two concerned boards on the quarantine protocols in Sri Lanka.
"Pace bowler Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi has reported positive for COVID-19. He will receive treatment in isolation for COVID as per guidelines and will undergo further tests in due course," BCB sports physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury said in a statement. The other 26 players tested all returned negative results, according to the BCB.
Hassan is also likely to return to training soon, after having quarantined at home since September 7.
The senior Bangladesh cricketers are currently in a training camp in Mirpur, in Dhaka, while putting up at a city hotel, where they will stay while training until September 26.
There are more than 30,000 Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh at the time of writing this, with over 5000 deaths; on Tuesday, the health authorities announced that 37 people had died, 1666 were infected, and there were 2163 recovered cases in the country in the last 24 hours.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84