Egypt’s team on Friday delayed their departure for the Africa Cup of Nations and was forced to cancel training after coronavirus cases were reported in their camp.
The Pharaohs, the seven-time AFCON winners were due to depart on Friday but will now fly to Cameroon on Saturday.
The Nations Cup starts on Sunday, with Egypt facing Nigeria in their first Group D match on Tuesday at 16:00 GMT.
The number of cases and identities of those who have tested positive have not been disclosed.
“Unprecedented times…the more the situation becomes difficult, the more we stay together and strong,” Coach Carlos Quieroz tweeted.
“Better we stand together and focus on what we need to do to meet the challenges,” Quieroz’s message added.