Quite recently, Diego Armando Maradona, the former Argentine player and coach of the national team tested positive for COVID-19. Shockingly, the iconic global footballer got infected in the wake of hugging a colleague who was later found to have tested positive.
Soon after the hug, out of dread the World Cup winner immediately went for a test, and was fortunate to be declared negative. Meanwhile, Facundo Contin who happens to be the person who ‘contaminated’ Maradona with the infection, also unwittingly got the illness through an obscure means.
Subsequent to stepping through the test, the football idol was in a cheerful mood after it came out as negative. His lawyer however tweeted by expressing gratitude toward all fans of the player around the globe, and furthermore took the opportunity to caution everybody.
“Thanks to all the Argentines for their concern and best wishes. Stay safe because the virus is still out there among us.”
Maradona is currently the manager of Gimnasia y Esgrima, a first division club from the city of La Plata.
The 59-year old has endured a line of medical problems as of late and still battling overweight.
As per Oxford Linked tracker – Our World In Data, Argentina has the world’s most elevated pace of positive COVID-19 tests, with almost six out of 10 yielding a contamination, an impression of low testing levels and free implementation of lockdown rules.