Mohamed Salah breaks silence on positive coronavirus test, sends message on Liverpool matches

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Mohamed Salah reassured fans that he would be back on the pitch shortly after testing positive for coronavirus. The Liverpool star returned a positive test last week while on international duty with Egypt.

He was isolated after testing positive on Friday while staying at a hotel in El-Gouna.

It is not yet known when he will be able to return to Liverpool, with the Egyptian FA being convinced the striker will have recovered from the virus by the end of the international break.

Salah himself has now sent a message to fans thanking them for their support and revealing his own confidence to return soon.

He tweeted: “I want to thank everyone for the messages of support and best wishes. I am convinced that I will be back on the pitch soon. ”

Salah showing no symptoms of coronavirus, Egypt is confident he will return a negative test on his next test on Thursday.

Egypt’s Health Ministry COVID-19 committee chief Hossam Hosny said Salah would be able to return to Liverpool if he returned a negative test.

“Salah is currently in El-Gouna to finish his quarantine and he will do another PCR test on Thursday, and I think his result will be negative because so far the player has not shown any symptoms,” he said declared.

“Like any Egyptian citizen, Salah has undergone all the necessary medical examinations and tests which have shown that he does not suffer from any symptoms and he is now following medical protocol with self-isolation.

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“Liverpool are contacting us to check on Salah, and their medical staff have agreed to him to El-Gouna.

“And Salah can return to England if his test result on Thursday is negative. ”

Salah’s test positive means he will miss Egypt’s game against Togo tonight, with protocols meaning it seems highly unlikely he will be able to face Leicester City on Sunday in the Reds’ opener after the international break .

Premier League protocols state that a player must be quarantined for 10 days after testing positive.



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These rules apply regardless of where the initial coronavirus test was performed.

The player would then be retested on the 10th day, with a negative result meaning he could resume training.

Egyptian reports suggest Salah passed his tests towards the end of last week – meaning the Leicester game would still fall within the 10 days of isolation stipulated by the Premier League.

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