Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa and Santiago Arias test positive for COVID-19, both players asymptomatic

Before the resumption of training on Friday, the entire Atletico Madrid first team squad underwent tests except for Costa and Arias.

Agence France-Presse September 04, 2020 09:35:16 IST
Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa and Santiago Arias test positive for COVID-19, both players asymptomatic

Madrid: Spanish striker Diego Costa and Colombian defender Santiago Arias have both tested positive for Covid-19, their club Atletico Madrid said Thursday.

Before the resumption of training on Friday, the entire first team squad underwent tests except for Costa and Arias.

"The team has been tested except for those involved in international fixtures with their countries," said an Atletico statement.

"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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