Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has gentle signs after testing constructive for the coronavirus and is because of spend at the very least the following week self-isolating in Egypt, the nationwide staff physician mentioned.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Mohamed Abou Elela mentioned Salah’s attendance at his brother’s wedding ceremony might need contributed to him contracting COVID-19 however he can’t be sure.
Salah’s constructive assessments had been returned on Friday on the eve of Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in opposition to Togo. He is now set to overlook Liverpool’s first sport after the worldwide break in opposition to Leicester within the Premier League subsequent Sunday.
Abou Elela, who spoke on Friday and Saturday with the Liverpool staff physician, mentioned Salah has to isolate for seven days beneath Egyptian health pointers.
“He’s a mild case — he doesn’t have severe symptoms,” Abou Elela advised the AP in a video name from Cairo. “He has to self-isolate in Egypt until his test returns negative and then, of course, he can travel back.”
Abou Elela didn’t present additional particulars of Salah’s situation.
The 28-year-old Salah examined constructive after being pictured — generally and not using a face protecting — dancing amongst dozens of individuals at his brother’s wedding ceremony in Cairo earlier this week.
“I cannot deny,” Abou Elela responded when requested if Salah might have been contaminated on the wedding ceremony with little social distancing. “No one knows because … unfortunately, we still don’t know everything about the virus. My answer is maybe yes, maybe no.”
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But Egypt shouldn’t be struggling as badly as Britain from the pandemic. While Egypt reported 244 new coronavirus instances and 12 deaths in Friday’s every day replace, Britain on Saturday reported one other 26,860 instances and 462 COVID-19-related deaths.
As the primary Egyptian participant to grow to be a Premier League champion, Salah has been catapulted to international stardom and is a figurehead for his homeland past the sector.
Abou Elela has been contacted by authorities ministers to verify on Salah’s situation.
“The concerns (are) from the Egyptian authorities because Mo for Egypt is special,” Abou Elela mentioned.
“Everyone here wants to help and … to do whatever the whole country can do.”