Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone tests positive for COVID-19
The Rojiblancos boss Diego Simeone has tested positive for coronavirus on the eve of La Liga’s return and hence, he will be forced to quarantine until he fully recovers from it.
The Spanish top-flight commenced on Saturday evening but Simeone and co. will not step on the field until matchday three when they face Granada at Wanda Metropolitano.
However, nothing is certain following the latest developments in the capital city. Atletico have confirmed that the boss is asymptomatic and is respecting the quarantine provided for in his home.
The club released a statement that read, “Our coach, Diego Pablo Simeone tested positive for COVID-19 in the last tests carried out yesterday, he is asymptomatic and is respecting the quarantine provided in his home.”
Simeone’s case is the second one after another member of the staff had also contracted the illness. This led to a precautionary set of follow-up tests taking place, which incorporated the use of a swab and that’s when the Argentine boss was found to be carrying the virus.
Measures are being taken to alleviate the issues at the earliest as cases are starting to mount. Inadvertently, more cases are coming into light and the concern is that there may be a spike in cases if stricter restrictions aren’t imposed around the country.
Atletico have a friendly arranged for September 15 at Cadiz and looking at the current scenario, Simeone will be watching the game from home. Domestic duties are scheduled to kick-off from September 27 against Granada and just after three days, the Spanish giants travel to Huesca as a hectic season awaits.
A lot of people from the footballing world have contracted the virus, not particularly in Spain but in various parts of Europe. The fans have already seen months without any live-action and will only hope that the situation mitigates as soon as possible.
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