The Egyptian Football Association have confirmed that 19 positive cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the league.
The EFA’s head of the medical committee, Mohamed Sultan, revealed that the cases do not include Zamalek goalkeeper Mohamed Awad who recently tested positive for coronavirus.
“We have 19 positive cases of coronavirus so far in the Egyptian Premier League after the first round of PCR tests,” Sultan tells ON Time Sports.
“These cases do not include Zamalek goalkeeper Mohamed Awad, we only announce cases that were a result of the EFA’s tests.
“The number of cases found is not worrying, and all cases are stable. The ones that have contracted the virus are distributed among eight clubs but Tanta has the largest number of cases.”
“All medical staff of league clubs have been contacted to start the medical protocol immediately, and it is in line with the protocol of the World Health Organization and the international federations.
“The protocol includes conducting two PCR tests a day before training, and one swab test 24 hours before every match for players, coaches and staff to make sure everyone is safe on the pitch,” he added.
All the players in the league must take the PCR test twice. Positive results will be disclosed while withholding the identity of the players to respect their privacy.
Some of the other clubs that have recorded Covid-19 cases in Egypt include, El-Gouna, Wadi Degla, Ittihad of Alexandria, FC Masr, Enppi, Smouha, and Arab Contractors.