The Egyptian Football Association said that Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Mohamed El-Niny will return to the United Kingdom on a private plane coming from Egypt on Friday after more positive tests for the Corona virus returned.
The two players were subjected to self-isolation after they tested positive while performing international duty and were examined again on Thursday, returning another positive test.
Salah, who was initially diagnosed with the Coronavirus last Friday, missed two matches in the African Nations Cup qualifiers against Togo.
The couple will now return to the UK, where they will be tested on arrival and must complete the 10-day isolation period, as set out in the UK government’s coronavirus rules.
Salah is expected to be excluded from Liverpool’s match with Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
The Egyptian Federation said in a statement Thursday: “The Egyptian Federation has been in constant contact and coordination with the two clubs since each of them was infected with the Corona virus.”
“The contact was made through Captain Muhammad Fadl, a member of the five-year committee in charge of managing the affairs of the Federation at the administrative level, and Dr. Muhammad Abu Al-Ela, the doctor of the national team at the medical level, while the two players made a new swab for each of them, and both of them today were positive.
Arsenal defender Syed Kolasinak also tested positive for the Covid-19 virus while performing international duty with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Both Kolasinac and fellow international Ibrahim Cic missed Wednesday’s match against Italy.