Egypt and Zamalek winger – Mostafa Fathi has revealed his coronavirus status, saying he has tested positive as total cases among Egyptian Premier League clubs reached 27.

“You prayers are needed,” the 26-year-old Fathi wrote on Twitter.

Fathi who won Egypt’s Most Promising Talent of the Year in 2014-15 is the second player to reveal his status in the country after his Zamalek teammate Mohamed Awad, whose second PCR test turned out to be negative did.

The Egyptian powerhouse [Zamalek] initially refused to run PCR tests for any of their players in protest against the resumption of the league on 7 August, the club eventually agreed to return to training and allow their players to undergo the mandatory tests.

All clubs are required to run the tests three times before beginning training.

Players and technical staff members of all Premier League clubs would also have to undergo PCR tests before every game when the competition restarts.

Anyone who tests positive would be isolated, while those who came in contact with him would be re-examined.