Harmanpreet Kaur tests negative for COVID-19, urges people to follow protocols

Indian Women’s T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur took to social media to inform everyone that she had tested negative earlier today. The 32-year-old all-rounder who had tested positive on March 30 has now got her RT-PCR reports negative, after almost 2 long weeks.


Harmanpreet Kaur Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
Harmanpreet Kaur Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com


Harmanpreet announced that she is COVID positive on 30th March via Instagram




Before testing positive for the virus, she had a mild fever and as an outcome of which she had contracted the virus. She last played in the South Africa ODI series, during which she faced a hip strain and was rested for the T20I series. Stand-in captain Smriti Mandhana had taken up the skipper’s job for the T20I games.

“Happy to inform you all that I have tested -ve & I’m feeling better. My only message to y’all is to take care & be extra careful. The virus is real & it’s dangerous. Follow all the protocols set up by the authorities. Wishing strength to the ones who are in the middle of the fight,” her tweet read.

Looking at the rising cases of coronavirus in India, the skipper has urged everyone to stay home and follow all the required protocols and be extra careful in this case by not taking the virus lightly. The cases in India are rising every day crossing a record highest mark. Cases are being reported in Lakhs daily.

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Kaur, who was under home quarantine is back to normal and might soon be seen playing in the Women’s T20 Challenge and in the England series later in June at Bristol.

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Vaishnavi Iyer

I’m a Senior Masters student pursuing Journalism and Mass Communication. An all time Cricket enthusiast. I could never play the game but always loved watching it, and now writing about it!

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