Covid-19: Eight Players Test Positive In Mexico
Eight football players from the Mexican top-flight club, Santos Laguna, are reported to have tested positive for Covid-19, putting plans to resume the league after two months of suspension in danger.
A decision on the possible resumption of the Mexican league, the Liga MX, had been expected by the end of the week, and the tests were carried out with a view to resuming training.
“This particular situation makes resuming the league more complicated,” Santos Laguna’s owner, Alejandro Irarragorri, told TV sports channel TUDN.
He also hinted that the situation at Santos Laguna could be even worse, because so far, only 22 results have come back out of 48 tests on players and coaches.
It is however understood that the players with the virus whose identities have not been revealed, were asymptomatic.
Meanwhile, two other clubs, Guadalajara and Monterrey, are also carrying out screening for the disease but Monterrey have revealed that no positive case has been identified.
With more than 6,000 fatalities, Mexico has the second highest coronavirus death toll in Latin America after Brazil.
Play stopped in the Liga MX in mid-March, and less than a week later the league’s president Enrique Bonilla announced he had caught the disease, without serious symptoms.
The president of San Luis, another club in the Mexican league, has also been diagnosed with COVID-19.