Malian international volleyball player Noumory Keita has tested positive of coronavirus.
The youngster was sent to the hospital as soon as the result of the test came out shortly after arriving in South Korea to link up with his new club KB Insurance.
Keita joined KB Insurance from Lower league side OK Niš after impressing in the Korean V-League virtual try-out last May, becoming the third African player to sign for a Korean team.
Others who have played in the Asian country include Ugandan Daudi Okello who plays for Sky Walkers and Moroccan Mohammed who had a stint at OK Savings Bank in the 2016-2017 season.
Keita, an opposite attacker, arrived in Korea from Mali but was forced into quarantine after he showed signs of the deadly disease.
Three other members of the KB Insurance who came into contact with the 19-year-old were also forced into self isolation, KOVO Volleyball reported in their official Page.
The three members of the staff will remain in self-isolation for 14 days in line with the Korean government’s directive.