Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez has been tested positive for the novel Coronavirus, the Uruguayan FA have confirmed.

Suarez who was on a National team duty before the positive result and he will miss Atletico’s clash against his former side Barcelona.

The 33-year old will also not be available in his country’s World cup qualifiers against Brazil on Wednesday.

“The Uruguayan football association reports that swab tests have been performed on all members of the National Team, and the players Luis Suarez and Rodrigo Munoz and team official Matias Faral have tested positive for COVID-19, while the other members of the party have tested negative,” the AUF said in a statement.

“The three are all in good health and the pertinent measures have been implemented.”

Suarez is currently on self-isolation and a possible return will eclipse ten days due to government regulations on COVID-19, hence will miss about two weeks of action.


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