Maradona at 60: Argentine legend 'in Covid-19 isolation' ahead of birthday

Argentine legend isolating after one of his bodyguards displayed symptoms of coronavirus

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Argentina legend Diego Maradona is reportedly self-isolating after one of his bodyguards displayed symptoms of Covid-19.

The country's state-run news agency Telam reported on Tuesday that Maradona, who led Argentina to lift the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, began isolating at his home in Argentina after last coming into contact with the bodyguard at the weekend.

Local media reported that Maradona, who turns 60 on Friday, is not displaying symptoms and will do a Covid-19 screening on Thursday.

Earlier this month, Maradona had tested negative for Covid-19 after coming into close contact with one of his players who had contracted the virus.

Maradona is currently the coach of Argentine top division side Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, who are scheduled to play Patronato on Friday.

He has suffered a string of health issues in recent years and remains at high risk of coronavirus complications should he be infected.