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Football legend Badal Roy tests coronavirus positive

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Published: 18:34, 13 August 2020   Update: 18:39, 13 August 2020
Football legend Badal Roy tests coronavirus positive

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) vice-president and former national team captain Badal Roy has tested positive for coronavirus or Covid-19.

This was confirmed in a press release issued by the BFF on Thursday (August 13).

Badal was tested for coronavirus on Monday as he had symptoms similar to that of the virus and got his test results on Wednesday night. He is currently in isolation at his Wari residence in the capital.

Madhuri Roy, wife of Badal Roy, said, “His physical condition can be said as good now. He has some pain only in his throat but currently he has no fever and cough.”

She prayed to the countrymen for the early recovery of her husband.

Earlier in 2017, Badal survived a brain haemorrhage following two successful operations at the Gleneagles Hospital and Medical Centre in Singapore.

He suffered from brain haemorrhage on June 5 and was taken to Singapore on June 7 with prime minister Sheikh Hasina making all arrangements.

The former star footballer Badal played for the national team from 1981 to 1986. Besides, he played for Mohammedan Sporting Club from 1977 to 1989. He has been discharging his duties of the BFF vice-president for the three consecutive terms. This time, he is likely to vie for BFF president post.

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