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Mohammed Salah Contracts Coronavirus Disease

Egypt and Liverpool FC forward Mohammed Salah has tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

Confirming the news, the Egyptian FA in a statement on Twitter said the 28-year-old although having tested positive for the virus is showing no symptoms. The Egyptian is self-isolating and will be “subject to more checks in the coming hours”.

‘The medical swab conducted on the mission of our first national football team showed that our international player, Mohamed Salah, the star of Liverpool, was infected with coronavirus, after his test came positive, although he does not suffer from any symptoms’’ – Egyptian FA said.

Mohammed Salah is said to have contracted the disease just a few days after attending the wedding of his brother in Cairo, becomes the fifth Liverpool FC player in less than six weeks after Guinean Naby Keita, Spanish Thiago Alcantara, Senegal’s Sadio Mane, and Xherdan Shaqiri from Switzerland to test positive to Covid-19.

Aston Villa’s Mahmoud Trezeguet and teammate to Mo Salah on the Egyptian team is said to have made an appearance at the wedding.

The 28-year-old is in doubt for the Pharaohs of Egypt’s 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo tomorrow and the reverse fixture on Tuesday.

He will also miss Liverpool’s home game against Leceister City next week, November 21, and the Champions League return game against Alcantara on November 25th.

The Government website states: “If you do not have symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19, stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days from the day the test was taken.”

We wish Mohammed Salah a speedy recovery as we are hoping to see him return in due time.

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