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Diego Costa, Berlusconi test positive for COVID-19

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SPANISH striker Diego Costa and Colombian defender Santiago Arias yesterday tested positive for COVID-19.

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

Their club, Atletico Madrid announced their result. “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 La Liga. Therefore, they will not resume training on September 4 and their return is expected after completing their quarantine,” said an Atletico statement. quarantine,” said an Atletico statement.

meanwhile, Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus, has been hospitalised “as a precaution,” according to a statement from his entourage today.

It said the media tycoon was taken to San Raffaele hospital in Milan yesterday night after suffering “certain symptoms,” but there was “no cause for concern.”The AGI news agency said Berlusconi, who turns 84 at the end of this month, was hospitalised in a room that he often occupies when he stays at the facility. AGI said this indicates that his condition is not serious, or he would be in intensive care.

LiciaRonzulli, a senator with Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party, said the former prime minister “spent the night in the ital to check on his condition… but he is fine.”

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