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Eight Santos Laguna players test positive for COVID-19.

The eight players were not named but become the first Liga MX players to test positive, joining Ascenso’s one positive result.

Santos Laguna v Tigres UANL - Torneo Clausura 2020 Liga MX Photo by Manuel Guadarrama/Getty Images

Liga MX announced that Club Santos Laguna conducted COVID-19 tests in which eight players tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. According to reports, all the players are asymptomatic and will continue to be monitored. The names of the players were not released. This Friday, club owners will have a meeting to decide if the 2020 Clausura season will go on or will be cancelled because of the COVID-19 emergency.

On the week that seems to decide the fate of the Clausura 2020 season, the news of having eight players at one club infected will be a big hit to the voices wanting to continue to play. Mexico is right now having its worst day in terms of fatalities and moving up past 6,000 total deaths. Conditions right now don’t look favorable at all for a return, and the report of eight infected players might mean the risk of the disease is too high for playing to resume. This could also pose a problem for the new season that was supposed to start in July. Some countries have started opening up like Germany did with the Bundesliga, but Mexico’s situation seems to be far from the conditions those countries have. The owners are set to make a decision this Friday on if the season is going to be cancelled and if it is, if there is going to be a champion crowned or not.