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Liverpool forward – Mohamed Salah and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny have both tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time while on international duty with Egypt.

The news of Salah’s first positive test came after he reportedly attended his brother’s wedding, with footage posted on social media appearing to show him dancing with other guests.

Arsenal midfielder Elneny had also produced a positive test while away on international duty, but is said to be asymptomatic.

A statement on the Egyptian FA website on Wednesday confirmed both players were still showing a positive result.

“Today, Mohamed Salah made a new swab to detect the Covid-19 virus, but its result was positive,” the statement read.

“Today, Mohamed Elneny also conducted a second swab, which confirmed its positive results.”

Elneny played in the first of their two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Togo before his positive test.

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