Liga MX president Enrique Bonilla has tested positive for COVID-19, the league announced in a statement Friday evening.
Bonilla, in translated remarks, said he’s in quarantine and showing no serious symptoms. ESPN Mexico's Jose Ramon Fernandez has also reported that Bonilla recently visited Spain, with the European nation hit especially hard by the virus.
"For now, in spite of the tests carried out, I don't have any serious symptoms and I will remain in quarantine as the authorities in the health ministry indicate,” Bonilla’s statement read. “Of course, I'll keep myself informed about the situation the country is going through and the alternative and possible solutions to resolve it, especially in the Liga MX and Ascenso MX family.”
Liga MX suspended play last Sunday until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They had played games as normal through March 13, then went behind closed-doors before the recent measure.
Through Friday, 203 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in Mexico along with two deaths.
In recent years, MLS and Liga MX have become more closely linked with the establishment of the Campeones Cup and Leagues Cup competitions. The 2020 MLS season also saw an unprecedented influx of players from Liga MX, as teams invested in higher-priced talent.