The Egyptian FA has confirmed that Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny have tested positive for coronavirus for a second time.
Salah has been in self-isolation since Friday when he first tested positive with mild symptoms, while on International duty for Egypt. Elneny returned a positive Covid-19 test on Monday after arriving in Togo for the second fixture and has been self-isolating in Egypt’s capital city Cairo ever since.
A statement on the Egyptian FA website on Wednesday confirmed both players were still showing a positive result.
“Today, Mohamed Salah made a new swab to detect the Covid-19 virus, but its result was positive,” the statement read.
“Today, Mohamed Elneny also conducted a second swab, which confirmed its positive results.”
The news means the pair will now have to miss their sides’ Premier League matches against Leicester City and Leed City respectively at the weekend.