The Egyptian Football Association said Mohamed Salah of Liverpool and Mohamed Eleni of Arsenal would fly back to the UK on a private jet from Egypt on Friday, according to the Egyptian Football Association.
Both players self-isolated after a positive test while on international duty and were tested again on Thursday, returning to another positive jerk.
Salah, who tested positive for the coronavirus early last Friday, missed two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Togo in Egypt.
The pair will now return to the UK, where they will be tested upon arrival and their 10-day separation period must end, as described by the UK Government’s Coronavirus Rules.
Salah is set to miss Sunday’s Premier League match with Leicester in the Sky Sports Premier League.
The Egyptian FA said in a statement on Thursday: “The Egyptian federation has been in constant contact and coordination with the two clubs since each one was infected with the coronavirus.
“Communications were communicated through Captain Mohammad Fadel, a five-year committee member in charge of the federation’s affairs at the administrative level, and Dr Muhammad Abu Al-Ila, the national team doctor at the medical level. “
Salah is the fourth Liverpool first-team player to test positive for the coronavirus this season, followed by Thiago in September and then Sadio Mane and Jordan Shakiri in October.
Arsenal defender Seed Kolasinak has also tested positive for the Covid 19 while serving internationally with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Kolasinak and international teammate Ibrahim Sehik both missed the game against Italy on Wednesday.