Portmore United player, Ricardo Morris, who was last week isolated with assistant coach, Jerome Waite and two other players following COVID-19 tests in Saudi Arabia, returned a negative test today.
Morris’ initial result was inconclusive, leading the authorities to put him in isolation and under observation.
The midfielder was retested and his result came back negative.
Meanwhile, up to sports time the management of the Jamaica squad was still waiting on the results of the latest set of tests carried on the players.
That could determine what the make up of the team will look like for tomorrow’s second international friendly against Saudi Arabia at the Prince Faisal Stadium in capital City Riyad starting at 11.30 a.m, Jamaica time.
Jamaica Football Federation, JFF, General Secretary Dalton Wint, is the latest member of the Jamaican contingent to test positive for COVID-19.
He is now isolated and awaiting the results of a second test.
JFF President Michael Ricketts spoke with Nationwide Sports from Riyad.
While confirming Wint’s positive test, he pointed out that the General Secretary is coping well.
JFF president Michael Rickettes speaking to Nationwide Sports from Saudi Arabia.
As per protocols set by the host, people testing positive are isolated for 10 days before another test is done.
If a negative result emerges, people can travel home.
Jamaica will be aiming to rebound from Saturday’s 3-0 defeat, their second straight loss to the Saudis following the 5-2 reverse on October 9, 2017, when they last visited.