Indian cricket legend tests positive for Covid-19

Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive for coronavirus, Covid-19.

The legendary batsman and former India skipper took to twitter to reveal the news, saying that he has quarantined himself at home.

The 47 year old was displaying minor symptoms.

Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket in 2013, was recently seen in action during the Road Safety World Series, where he captained India to the title win.

India on Saturday reported 62,258 new infections, its highest since October, taking its tally to 11.91 million. The death toll rose by 291 to stand at 161,240.

Tendulkar lives in Mumbai, the capital of the Western Indian state of Maharashtra which has been the hardest hit by a resurgence in cases.

Maharashtra has seen infections rising steadly and recorded an all-time high of 36,902 new cases on Friday with India's commercial capital Mumbai also reporting a high of 5,515 cases.

The state government has announced a night curfew from Sunday to stem the spread of the virus, while authorities could also impose local lockdowns in some districts after informing people in advance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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