England's Sam Curran Tests Negative for Coronavirus

Tanya Simon
July 3, 2020

"He (Curran) has been monitored by the team doctor throughout and was tested for COVID-19 earlier today", European Central Bank revealed.

England all-rounder Sam Curran was tested for COVID-19 on Thursday after pulling out of the team's practice match in Southampton. 'He is feeling better this afternoon and has been self-isolating in his room'.

That in turn raised fears COVID-19 might have found its way into England's bios-secure training camp, potentially jeopardising next week's first Test between England and the West Indies at Hampshire's headquarters - a match that is set to mark the return of worldwide cricket from lockdown.

"He will now return to training over the next 24-48 hours and will be closely monitored by the team doctor".

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Curran scored 15 not out on the opening day of the warm-up match.

He has been self-isolating in his hotel room and will play no further part in the match, which ends on Friday. So far more than 700 Covid-19 tests have been carried out on those involved in next week's first Test and all have returned negative. The tests were carried out for players, support staff, match officials, European Central Bank staff, venue staff, and hotel staff.

Meanwhile, the much-anticipated series will also mark the return of worldwide cricket after the pandemic brought a halt to action all around the world in March.

"England all-rounder Sam Curran has had sickness and diarrhoea overnight". The first Test is set to begin on July 8 at the same venue.

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