- Santos Laguna have confirmed eight coronavirus cases among players
- Affected individuals are said to be asymptomatic at the moment
- The Mexican Liga MX was already considering a restart of the league season
There is a huge setback in the Mexican Liga MX as eight players from the Santos Laguna squad have tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, GOAL reports.
Laguna announced the sad situation just as the league officials near a decision on how and when to resume the season.
This was disclosed on Wednesday, May 20, as coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in Mexico, a country which has confirmed well over 5,000 deaths.
About 55,000 positive cases have also been confirmed in the South American country as regards large disparities in those numbers based on region.
It was gathered that the affected players are asymptomatic at the moment, but their names were not disclosed.
"LIGA MX reports the following as a result of the medical studies carried out by Club Santos this week: Eight players had positive Covid-19 results. However, they are asymptomatic," the league said in a statement.
"These players will be constantly observed while maintaining the protocols established by the federal government.
"LIGA MX will constantly monitor the health of the Club Santos players, as well as all the footballers of LIGA MX and LIGA MX Femenil, always taking into account the recommendations of the health authorities, adopted by the medical areas of each institution."
This is now a huge blow as Liga MX officials are left confused on how to complete the season which was suspended mid-March die to the pandemic.
Legit.ng earlier reported that in the wake of new coronavirus cases being detected in the Premier League, Tottenham star Danny Rose has stated that players are being treated like mere lab rats.
This is coming barely hours that six new cases of the dreaded infection were confirmed after players and staff of all Premier League clubs were tested as they return to training.
A number of players have aired their opinion on the proposed restart of the league, but Rose believes players are at great risk of contracting the virus.
Latest figures have it that over 35,000 people have died from the infection in the UK alone with close to 250,000 confirmed cases.
Danny Rose who is currently on loan at Newcastle has charged that returning to the pitch will be making him risk his health just to entertain others.
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