Liga MX chief contracts COVID-19 as Mexico's handling of crisis is slammed
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Enrique Bonilla, the president of Liga MX, confirmed he tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday evening.

"As of 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," a statement from Bonilla on the league's website read, as ESPN's Tom Marshall translated.

"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," he continued.

Bonilla is the second prominent personality in Mexican top-flight soccer to contract COVID-19 following Atletico San Luis president Alberto Marrero being diagnosed earlier this week. Liga MX was postponed after Cruz Azul beat Club America in a match that kicked off on March 15. The capital-city clash was played behind closed doors.

Major League Soccer, the other leading North American league, was suspended on March 12.

Mexico's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been criticized. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the country's president, has willingly come into close physical contact with citizens during the global crisis, and Vive Latino, a music festival held in Mexico City, apparently sold over 70,000 tickets for each day of the event last weekend.

"People still crowd street markets picking through piles of fruit and vegetables. Cars and trucks continue to fill the streets and commuters throng subway trains, though the volume of traffic is noticeably lower," Peter Orsi described for The Associated Press.

Liga MX chief contracts COVID-19 as Mexico's handling of crisis is slammed
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