The 24-year-old joined the national team ahead of their World Cup qualifiers against Peru (June 4) and Argentina (June 9).
However, two positive cases were found during a series of routine tests, Morelos and kinesiologist Jose Rendon, without it being known whether he caught the virus before or during his stay in Colombia.
A statement posted on Colombia’s official twitter page added: “After experiencing the positive results, following the protocols, the respective isolation of the two people has been carried out, who at the moment are in good health. “
According to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, a positive test means the player has to self-isolate for ten days, making him permanently unavailable for the Peru game.
If it develops symptoms during this time, however, other WHO advice says people should self-isolate for at least ten days after the first day they develop symptoms, plus an additional three days after termination. of their symptoms.
Colombia’s Copa America campaign also begins on June 15 against Ecuador, with Morelos’ chances of making it to that squad potentially hampered by his unavailability for one or two of the World Cup matches.
Morelos has joined Colombia after winning the Scottish Premiership title with Rangers this season and has ten caps and one goal for his country so far.