Egyptian Football Association [EFA] has revealed that it has discovered eighteen [18] new positive cases of COVID-19 in Entag El-Harby after a mandatory swab test was conducted for the team.

“We found 18 positive cases at Entag El-Harby,” EFA’s medical committee head Mohamed Sultan told OnTime Sports 2 TV.

“The team was in a closed camp in Sharm El-Sheikh for a week and upon their return they did the PCR test and found 18 positive cases.

“Everyone that travelled with the team had tested negative beforehand.

“Everyone needs to respect the necessary precautions and the players should avoid getting into contact with each other as it is the probably the reason the virus was spread.

“Each one of the players will be quarantined at home for 10 days before undergoing another swab test.

“Most of them don’t have symptoms or very minor symptoms,” he concluded.

The Egyptian Premier League is set to return on August 6th after a five-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic.