Coronavirus Outbreak: 8 footballers from Mexico's Santos Laguna test positive for COVID-19, still no symptoms displayed

The players at Santos Laguna had all been tested since Monday, the league said. Neither Liga MX nor the club released the names of the footballers who tested positive.

Reuters May 21, 2020 09:21:49 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: 8 footballers from Mexico's Santos Laguna test positive for COVID-19, still no symptoms displayed

Mexico City: Eight football players at Mexico’s Santos Laguna club have tested positive for coronavirus but none of them are displaying any symptoms, the Mexican governing body, Liga MX, said on Wednesday.

Coronavirus Outbreak 8 footballers from Mexicos Santos Laguna test positive for COVID19 still no symptoms displayed

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The Mexican league was suspended on 15 March due to the coronavirus outbreak and officials have not indicated when it would restart.

The players at Santos Laguna had all been tested since Monday, the league said. Neither Liga MX nor the club released the names of the footballers who tested positive.

“These players will be observed and the health of all the Liga MX players will be constantly monitored,” Liga MX said in a statement.

Mexico has registered 56,594 coronavirus infections and 6,090 deaths in total. Earlier on Wednesday, health officials reported 424 new fatalities, a record one-day death toll since the start of the pandemic.

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