“I am negative”- Lara on COVID-19 positive claims
Legendary Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies cricketer Brian Lara has denounced claims that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
On Wednesday, the 51-year-old took to Instagram and Twitter to reaffirm his global fan-base of the inaccuracy of this rumour.
Lara posted an image stating, “I have been tested for COVID-19 and the results confirm that I am negative for the virus.”
The multiple world record holder chose this medium to deny this claim by stating below the image: “I have read all the circulating rumours regarding me testing positive for coronavirus and it is important I clarify the facts. Not only is this information false, it is also detrimental to spread such panic in a community already feeling the distress of COVID-19 situation.”
Lara continued, “While you haven’t personally affected me, what causes concern is that spread of wrongful information is careless and causes unnecessary worry amongst a lot of people that would have been in my circle.
“This virus isn’t something we should use in a negative manner to create sensationalism. I hope and pray that all of us remain safe because it is noticeable COVID-19 is going nowhere in the future.” (Newsday)