Chivas coach Luis Tena tests positive for COVID-19 while the team is ramping up for the semi-final match against Club America in the Copa por Mexico tournament.
In an announcement shared on Twitter, Chivas said “According to protocol, last Tuesday, July 14, in Chivas we carried out a round of COVID-19 detection tests on the members of the First Team, technical staff, management and staff that will travel this Thursday to CDMX to play the National Classic in the framework of the Semifinal of the Cup for Mexico.” Also Read– Studies show Blood type may affect COVID-19 risk
They further added, “This morning we received the results of the 52 tests, among which the one from our Technical Director, Luis Fernando Tena, came out positive. Unlike previous occasions, today the institution publishes the name of our affected member because he agreed to do it, and later we will share his message via social networks.”
After Chivas coach Luis Tena tested positive for COVID-19, they noted he would not be able to return until he received double negative results with a 48-hour difference. As of now, Chivas coach Luis Tena will be isolated, his vitals monitored, and telephone monitored by the clubs doctor.
Luis Tena, after testing positive for COVID-19 stated he is feeling well and in good spirits “In general, I am well and feeling strong to fight this virus,” he said. “I don’t think I’ll be ready for the first match of the season but I have full confidence in [assistants] Chava Reyes and Alberto Coyote.”
Precautions taken by the club before and after Chivas coach Luis Tena tests positive for COVID-19 have been good with constant monitoring of players. The transparency by the club is applauding and one would hope it extends into the Liga MX Apertura 2020.