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Lionel Messi tests positive for COVID-19

Messi along with Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico and Nathan Bitumazala have returned positive results

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi (Image Credit:Twitter)

Argentina and PSG striker Lionel Messi has tested positive for COVID-19. Messi along with Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico and Nathan Bitumazala have returned positive results, PSG confirmed on Sunday. The players delivered positive results during the winter break before the resumption of training. The club further confirmed that all the positive individuals are currently in isolation under strict supervision.

“Tests carried out during the winter break and before the resumption of training revealed 4 positive cases for Covid-19 among the players and 1 positive case among the staff. The people concerned are subject to the Covid protocols,” read a statement from PSG

Messi made full use of the winter break and had a lot of fun with his family. He was seen attending a concert in Argentina. While nothing can be confirmed, it could well be a source of infection.

Meanwhile, France reported 219,126 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday. It was the fourth consecutive day that the country recorded more than 200,000 cases. France has now joined United States, India, Brazil, Britain and Russia in countries with more than 10 million cases.

Messi last represented PSG during the 1-1 draw against FC Lorient on December 22. PSG are set to take on face fourth-tier club Vannes OC in the French Cup on Monday.

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