Coronavirus: Mohamed Salah tests positive again, Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac tests positive

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Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus again about a week after he first tested positive for the virus while on international duty with Egypt. His country’s football association confirmed Salah’s second positive coronavirus result on Wednesday, November 18.

Initially, the Liverpool forward returned a positive result after Egyptian players were tested ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo on November 14 which ended 1-0 in favor of Egypt. Hence, the Liverpool talisman had to miss the match and the return leg played on November 17 which ended 3-1 in favor of Egypt.

Hence, the 28-year-old Egyptian international will continue to self-isolate in Caro, Egypt capital even though he is not exhibiting any symptoms. He will only join Liverpool when he fully recovers or if the Premier League club decides to fly him into the United Kingdom via a medical plane.

This means that Mohamed Salah is likely to miss Liverpool’s Premier League match against Leicester City on November 22 and probably the UEFA Champions League match against Atalanta on November 25.

The last time the Egyptian captain played a competitive Premier League match was on November 8, before the FIFA international break. The league game was against Manchester City and he scored a penalty in the match which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Meanwhile, Arsenal defender, Sead Kolasinac has become the second Arsenal player that has tested positive for coronavirus during the FIFA international break after Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny was confirmed a carrier of the virus.

Mohamed Salah tests positive again, Arsenal's Sead Kolasinac tests positive
Arsenal defender, Sead Kolasinac.

Kolasinac returned a positive coronavirus test result while on international duty with Bosnia-Herzegovina. His test result came out three days after he featured in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s UEFA Nations League match against the Netherlands on Sunday, November 15.

His country’s football association announced that the 27-year-old defender tested positive alongside his Bosnia-Herzegovina’s teammate Ibrahim Sehic which means that the duo will not be available to play against Italy tonight.

It also means that Kolasinac might not be available for Arsenal’s Premier League match against Leeds United on Sunday, November 22. However, Arsenal’s coach, Mikel Arteta, might not miss the services of the defender that much as he has used him once in the Premier League so far this season.

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