SPORTS Chile goalkeeper Arias tests positive for COVID-19


Chile goalkeeper Arias tests positive for COVID-19


09:23, March 17, 2021

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BUENOS AIRES, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Chile international goalkeeper Gabriel Arias is one of three players from Argentina's Racing Club ordered to self isolate after testing positive for COVID-19.

The 33-year-old began an obligatory 10-day home quarantine period on Tuesday along with teammates Carlos Alcaraz and Tiago Banega, according to a Racing statement.

Arias, who has been capped 12 times for Chile's national team, reassured fans that he is in good health despite the diagnosis.

"I am now at home, without any symptoms and observing the mandatory isolation," Arias wrote on social media. "I ask you not to stop taking care of yourself and I thank you very much for all the support you are giving me."

There was better news for defender Lucas Orban and midfielder Marcelo Diaz, who have resumed training with Racing's first-team squad after testing positive for the virus earlier this month.

Racing are currently fifth in Group A of Argentina's Primera Division standings, seven points behind leaders Colon.

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