Liga MX: there are already 11 registered infections of COVID-19; eight in a single club

Since last May 12, a footballer has not registered with COVID-19 in Mexico (Photo: Pixabay)
Since last May 12, a footballer has not registered with COVID-19 in Mexico (Photo: Pixabay)

Since the beginning of May, the health authorities in Mexico announced that May would be the month with the highest number of coronavirus infections (COVID-19). Proof of this is that in the report of the Health Secretary (Ssa) this Wednesday there was a record of 2,248 positive cases in the last 24 hours.

To make matters worse, the Liga MX revealed this very day that there are eight new infections of COVID-19 only in the Santos Laguna club, the first cases in footballers of the maximum circuit. However, they are not the only infections related to Mexican football.

Alberto Marrero, President Club Atlético de San Luis

  (Photo: Twitter @ DatitosRivera)
(Photo: Twitter @ DatitosRivera)

The 39-year-old Spanish manager traveled to Madrid, Spain, for work reasons, because the Potosina squad is a subsidiary of the Atlético de Madrid.

He returned to Mexican territory on March 14, but presented symptoms until 16. A day later the rojiblanca institution announced the positive of Marrero on social networks, a version that was corroborated by the state government and later by the official count of the Government of Mexico.

After weeks of maintaining health care, he said that he was already recovered.

Enrique Bonilla, president of Liga MX

(Photo: USA Today)
(Photo: USA Today)

The boss of the Mexican tournament was the second contagion related to Liga MX. He informed through a statement that the test was carried out by COVID-19 and it was positive, although There had been no symptoms until that time.

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According to information from David Medrano, sports journalist from Aztec TV, the manager traveled in previous weeks from his positive to Spain, so he chose to carry out the respective test.

After a few weeks he noted that had already overcome the sufferings and that he was recovered.

César Bernal Ávila, player of Tampico Madero

  (Photo: Liga MX)
(Photo: Liga MX)

The defender of the “Jaiba brava” of the division of MX Ascent, It was the first footballer with coronavirus in Mexico. The same club was the one who communicated the positive through its official social media accounts, on May 12.

They realized that he was a carrier of the virus because he underwent previous tests to subject him to a Knee surgery. The Santos Laguna youth squad showed asymptomatic at the time of the tests and is currently in sanitary confinement to overcome his illness.

The 8 elements of Santos Laguna

  (Photo: Twitter @ ClubSantos)
(Photo: Twitter @ ClubSantos)

The Liga MX reported on May 20 that eight footballers from the Lagunero team were positive for coronavirus in medical examinations carried out by the Albiverde institution.

Without revealing the identity of the players, he explained that each of them they remain asymptomatic and under constant observation.

Given this panorama of increased contagion, the continuity of Closing 2020 is at risk. The national press reported on Monday that several owners of First Division teams intend to terminate the current tournament, which was suspended on March 15 due to the health emergency, in which Blue Cross remained as leader with 22 points

This Wednesday, the Liga MX planned to hold a virtual meeting between its president, Enrique Bonilla, and the representatives of each of the First Division clubs to define the future. However, said meeting was postponed.

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Meanwhile, some managers point out that they would have no problem in the cancellation of this championship and others assure that the teams would suffer millionaire losses.


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