Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan has found himself stuck in the United States of America (USA) amidst the Coronavirus outbreak in the world. As per metrics of worldometers.info, more than 345,000 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded worldwide, with over 14,500 deaths so far.
The all-rounder is in the US and in a video posted on his official Facebook page, Shakib says in Bengali that he is missing his wife, Umme Ahmed Shishir, and daughter, Alaina Hasan. But given the current circumstances, he has self-isolated himself in a hotel to keep himself and others safe.
“Reached the USA a few days ago, and I was a bit worried in the flight. But I tried to keep up with the hygiene directives as precautionary measures. After I reached the US, I headed straight to the hotel. I informed them (wife and daughter) that I would be staying here,” Shakib said in the video.
“Since I came via flight, there’s a risk of me carrying the virus. So, I decided to isolate myself. I didn’t even meet my daughter after coming here. It is very painful for me that I can’t see her. But I think this sacrifice is very important at the moment,” the Magura-born stated.
He also gave a message to others and his fans that they should follow instructions given by WHO to avoid COVID-19. He said, “Those who are staying abroad, it’s important to stay indoors and avoid going outdoors. Another thing that one should be mindful is not allowing relatives or neighbors at your places. It’s important to stay at home at least in the next 14 days.”
Here is the video: