The Egyptian Football Association has announced that Mohamed Salah has tested positive for Covid-19.
The governing body said a medical swab taken from the 28-year-old came back positive but said the player was not suffering from any symptoms.
The EFA said Salah was now isolating, and that he would be subject to more checks in the coming hours.
Salah attended a family wedding earlier on during this international break, with footage showing him dancing with fellow guests and, on more than one occasion, not wearing a mask.
He will miss the Afcon qualifiers against Togo today as well as on Tuesday.
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By Ofhani Munyai