Mexico’s football club Santos Laguna confirmed late Wednesday that eight players tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The club refrained from disclosing the identity of the infected players who are currently asymptomatic.

The Mexican football league was suspended on March 15 over the COVID-19 outbreak. 

A total of 54,346 people in Mexico have been infected with coronavirus and 5,666 fatalities have been reported in the country, according to the latest official figures.

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