Portuguese international striker André Silva, who represents the 10th ranked in the German Football League, RB Leipzig, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, the club announced today.
“André Silva and (French midfielder) Christopher Nkunku tested positive for Covid-19 while on holiday in Portugal and France and are in quarantine. After their self-isolation, the pair will return to Leipzig later this week. They will undergo anti-Covid-19 tests, as well as other medical tests, before returning to training.”, reads a statement.
Portugal registered on Sunday 11,080 new infections with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, plus 14 deaths associated with covid-19 and an increase in hospital admissions, according to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
A covid-19 has caused 5,428,240 deaths worldwide since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest report by Agence France-Presse, released on Friday.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.
A new variant, Ómicron, considered worrisome and highly contagious by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been detected in southern Africa, but since the South African health authorities raised the alert on 24 November, infections in hairs have been reported. less than 110 countries, being dominant in Portugal.
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