Former Pakistani first-class cricketer Zafar Sarfraz grew to become the primary skilled participant within the nation to die after contracting the novel coronavirus, his household confirmed Tuesday. The 50-year-previous first fell ailing earlier this month and was placed on a ventilator at a hospital in Peshawar after his situation deteriorated.
He died late Monday.
“Sarfraz was healthy and lively but some 10 days ago he developed symptoms of the coronavirus and did not survive,” mentioned a member of the family who spoke to AFP.
Sarfraz, a center-order batsman, performed 15 first-class video games in Peshawar and retired in 1994.
Pakistan has recorded greater than 5,000 coronavirus circumstances so far and almost 100 deaths.
An absence of testing and an underfunded well being care sector, nevertheless, has raised fears the nation is ailing-geared up to deal with a spike in circumstances.