Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has gone into coronavirus isolation after one of his bodyguards began showing symptoms of the virus.
The 59-year-old, who turns 60 on Friday, began isolating at his home in Argentina on Tuesday, after last coming into contact with the guard on Saturday.
Maradona is not currently displaying symptoms and is due to be screened for the virus on Thursday, local media reported.
He is considered at risk from the virus because of poor health caused by drug and alcohol abuse, and weight issues.
The guard is set to undergo a coronavirus test today, local media reported, after displaying symptoms including a fever and a loss of taste and smell.
Maradona has a history of health issues. In 2004, he was treated in hospital for severe heart and respiratory problems linked to his drug abuse.
He has suffered two heart attacks, and also contracted hepatitis.
He has also undergone two gastric bypass operations to control his weight and received treatment for alcohol abuse.
In January, he had surgery to stem bleeding in his stomach and in July he underwent a knee operation.
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