Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez has tested positive for the coronavirus while on international duty and has been self-isolating. Suarez will thus miss his much-awaited reunion with former club Barcelona this weekend.
Apart from Suarez, Uruguay goalkeeper Rodrigo Munoz and official Matias Faral have also been found COVID-19 positive.
The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) confirmed the positive tests and said the trio is in good health.
“The Uruguayan Football Association reports that swabs have been carried out on all the members of the senior team, resulting in the players Luis Suarez, Rodrigo Munoz, and the official Matias Faral having tested positive for Covid-19, while all other tests are negative,” a statement from AUF read.
“The three members mentioned are in good health and the corresponding measures have already been implemented,” it added.
Suarez had joined Atletico Madrid from Barcelona ahead of the ongoing La Liga season and has been in good form. He has scored five times in six appearances that have seen Atletico sitting third in the standings.