Liverpool striker Mohamad Salah tests positive for coronavirus

Liverpool striker Mohamad Salah has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the Egyptian Football Association confirmed on Friday.

Salah was due to play for Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo on Saturday.

Salah hasn't shown any symptoms of Covid-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, but has been kept in isolation in his hotel room, Egypt's national team said.

All those who were exposed to him have also been quarantined, added the Egyptian team’s statement.

"The medical swab conducted on the mission of our first national football team showed that our international player, Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool star, was infected with the Coronavirus, after his test came back positive", the federation said in a statement on its Facebook page. Asianet Online