Spain Atletico Madrid Confirms, Costa, Arias Tests Positive To COVID-19

Atletico Madrid has confirmed that forward Diego Costa tested positive to coronavirus on Thursday after the players underwent the pre-season test. 

Atletico Madrid players who are not involved on  international turned up for the mandatory COVID-19 test ahead of the 2020-2021 La Liga restart.

However, Thursday test revealed that Costa and Santiago Arias contacted COVID-19.

The club in a statement said both players are currently isolating and showed no symptoms.

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The club confirmed that they will no longer resume training on Friday as scheduled .

“Today, tests were carried out at the Wanda Atlético de Madrid Training Complex prior to resuming the 2020/21 season. 

“The team has been tested except for those involved in international fixtures with their countries.

“Diego Costa and Santiago Arias, who tested positive during their holidays, are currently isolating and show no symptoms. 

“Both players are staying at home complying with all protocols and measures set by the authorities and LaLiga. 

“Therefore, they will not resume training on Sept. 4 and their return is expected after completing their quarantine.

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