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Hirving Lozano tests positive for COVID-19 and is dropped from the Napoli squad

The player is vaccinated and asymptomatic but will be kept in isolation at home. 

Lozano is not the only player at the club to have tested positive for the disease.
Lozano is not the only player at the club to have tested positive for the disease.

Bad news for Hirving Lozano, as he tested positive for COVID-19 and is out of Napoli, so he will remain isolated and at home.

However, the player has been vaccinated and is asymptomatic, so his health condition is optimal.  

Through a tweet, the Italian club announced the situation and how the Mexican player's health is. 

"Hirving Lozano tested positive for COVID-19 following a molecular swab performed in Mexico. The player, regularly vaccinated, is asymptomatic and will observe the isolation period at home," Napoli wrote on its social networks.

The contagion has stopped the Mexican striker, who had been a starter since early November following Matteo Politano's injury.

So far, "Chucky" had played 1,444 minutes in which he had scored three goals and provided three assists

Lozano is not the only player at the club to have tested positive for the disease, as on December 21 it was reported that Lorenzo Insigne had been infected

Later, on December 26, it was confirmed that Fabian Ruiz had also been infected with the disease

The COVID-19 has once again hit soccer in the major leagues, since in the last few days more than 100 positive cases have been reported.

This has led, for example, to the suspension of two matches scheduled for Boxing Day in the Premier League. 

Which leagues have been affected by COVID-19?

The pandemic has affected every soccer league on the planet and seems to have a resurgence in December, in which infections seem to be on the rise again. 

Undoubtedly, one of the most affected leagues has been the Premier League, whose tournament has suffered from the contagion of 103 players, which caused not only Boxing Day to be affected. 

The partial interruption of one of England's most ancestral traditions has also put on the table the possibility of returning to playing matches behind closed doors. 

And in its most serious scenario, it is being analyzed whether more matches will be suspended

The Premier League has had 15 games postponed so far due to outbreaks of COVID-19 at several clubs.

Wolverhampton Wanderers, which had its trip to Arsenal postponed on Tuesday, said it had six confirmed cases in the first team, with Mexico's Raul Jimenez not on that list.

La Liga has also suffered from outbreaks of the pandemic

Spanish soccer has also been affected by COVID-19 and, as of today, a total of 31 new cases have been reported in several of its teams.

It was announced that there are 10 positives in Real Sociedad, two in Barcelona, six in Betis, five in Cadiz, and four in Celta and Elche.

For this reason and to protect its players from the Omicron variant, La Liga established new protocols for the prevention of the coronavirus. Each positive player must be quarantined for 10 days.

MLS has also suffered this 2021 with the resurgence of the pandemic

Major League Soccer has not been spared either and according to information from Los Angeles Times, the number of infections in 2021 was extremely high. 

The MLS players' union reported that approximately 20% of its members tested positive for the virus in the course of the campaign that ended this month. 

And as of December 11, the most dramatic case was that of the Philadelphia Union, where 11 of its players were affected by the virus before the Eastern Conference final against New York City.

Chivas, the most recent case in Liga MX

The Rebaño Sagrado is the most recent case in Mexican soccer to be affected by the pandemic.

The club announced a few days ago that Gilberto Sepúlveda and Ronaldo Cisneros will not make the preseason trip with the team because they tested positive for Covid-19.

As a result, they will remain in isolation and under the supervision of the club's Sports Science Department

Walter Gabriel Estrella Yah.

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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