Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus, the Egyptian FA have announced.
Salah was with the Egypt squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers double-header against Togo on Saturday and next Tuesday. But the 28-year-old will now undergo a period of isolation after contracting the virus.
The statement from the Egyptian FA reads:
“Salah is infected with Coronavirus. “The medical swab conducted on the test of our first national football team showed that our international player, Mohamed Salah, the star of Liverpool, was infected with the Coronavirus, after his test came positive … although he does not suffer from any symptoms.. While the other members of the team were negative.”
“Our international star underwent the medical protocol after contact between the doctor of the team. Mohammed Abu Al-Ola, and his English club Liverpool, in addition to isolating him inside his room and also isolating all contacts.”
“Our star is subject to more checks during the coming hours.”