Sourav Ganguly home quarantined after brother Snehasish Ganguly test positive for coronavirus
Snehashish's wife was tested positive last month.
Updated - Jul 16, 2020 10:05 am
Snehashish Ganguly, who is the secretary of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and brother of BCCI’s president Sourav Ganguly, was tested positive for COVID-19 on July 15 (Wednesday). Snehasish’s swab was tested at a private pathological laboratory in Kolkata and he has been admitted in the Belle Vue Clinic for further treatment. It is learnt that he was having fever, around 99-100 degrees Fahrenheit for the last two-three days following which he decided to undergo the test.
After Snehasish was tested positive for the virus, all his family members including Sourav Ganguly have been put under home quarantine. As per the recently issued revised health advisory, a 10-day isolation is required. In the month of June, Snehasish’s wife had tested positive for the coronavirus after which he was shifted to his ancestral house in Behala where the BCCI chief resides.
Sourav and his brother live in the same compound. Also Ganguly had celebrated his birthday on July 8 in the presence of all his family members. A source close to Ganguly family told ABP Live, “See, they live in the same house. As per protocol, he will have to be in home quarantine for a stipulated period.”
Snehasish Ganguly had rubbished the health related claims in June
Last month there were rumours that the CAB’s secretary has been infected by the novel coronavirus. However, Snehashish had issued a statement clarifying that the news is false and he is completely fit and healthy.
“I am perfectly healthy and am doing office every day. The news doing rounds about my illness is baseless and is not expected in these trying times. Hope that after this, it will firmly put a lid on such untrue sensational news that is doing rounds.” the statement issued by Snehasish Ganguly on June 20 read.
In a major push to strengthen quarantine facilities amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) granted Kolkata Police the green signal to set up a makeshift quarantine centre at the Eden Gardens. The state cricket board has offered the E, F, G, and H blocks for the same initially and some parts of the J Block as well if required.