Maradona self-isolating at home due to COVID-19 risk

Diego Maradona began self-isolating Tuesday after a person he works closely with showed symptoms of COVID-19.

Maradona, the coach of the Gimnasia y Esgrima team in Argentina’s top division, is self-isolating at home.   -  Getty Images

Diego Maradona began self-isolating Tuesday after a person he works closely with showed symptoms of COVID-19, state news agency Telam reported.

Maradona, the coach of the Gimnasia y Esgrima team in Argentina’s top division, was self-isolating at home, according to Telam. He will remain in quarantine until test results are known. The person with symptoms was not identified. The football great turns 60 on Friday.

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River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo was also in quarantine at home, the club said on Twitter. On Saturday, he was in contact with a person who later tested positive for COVID-19, according to local media.

The Argentinian championship will restart this week. It was interrupted in March due to the pandemic.

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