Tampico Madero's Cesar Bernal became the first player to test positive for the COVID-19 virus. The club announced that Bernal tested positive and will be in isolation. According to the reports, Bernal is asymptomatic and only got tested because of an impeding knee operation. The test came back positive, making him the first player in Mexican football to be positive. Prior to it San Luis President Alberto Marrero and Liga MX president Enrique Bonilla also tested positive, as well as ex-player and current Coyoacan mayor Manuel Negrete.
25 year old Bernal is a defender with Tampico Madero. Bernal is from Torreon and came up through his hometown club Santos Laguna. In 2016 he was loaned out to Atletico Celaya. Then he would join Tampico Madero where he currently is still plays. Santos Laguna and Tampico Madero are both owned by Grupo Orlegi, headed by Alejandro Irarragorri. While Tampico Madero is now in limbo (as are all Ascenso teams because of the new decisions by Liga MX), the team is still operating and will probably be part of the new developmental league. Bernal becomes the first player to test positive in Mexico as the COVID-19 Emergency continues to grow in Mexico with the country passing 4,000 deaths this week.