(Reuters) - Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez has tested positive for COVID-19, the La Liga club said here on Tuesday.
The Spanish club’s statement said that Uruguay international Gimenez, who returned a positive result on Monday, is isolating at home in accordance with the health authorities’ guidelines.
Earlier this month, Atletico coach Diego Simeone also tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Atletico, who finished third in the league last season, begin their new domestic campaign at home to Granada on Sunday.
Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Chennai; Editing by Christian Radnedge
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