Lionel Messi Tested Positive for Coronavirus, Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico, and Nathan Bitumazala are in quarantine for the flu; Neymar is undergoing treatment in Brazil for an ankle injury and is expected to be out for another three weeks. According to the club, Lionel Messi and three other Paris Saint-Germain players have tested positive for Coronavirus. Nathan Bitumazala, Juan Bernat, and Sergio Rico have also contracted the virus and are in quarantine.
PSG’s Messi has played in six of the club’s last seven Ligue 1 matches, as well as its defeat to Manchester City and wins over Club Brugge in Champions League Group A. The 34-year-old, as well as Bernat, Rico, and Bitumazala, will miss the French Cup match against Vannes on Monday, but pending the results of a negative test, may be available for next Sunday’s match against Lyon. Lionel Messi Tested Positive for Coronavirus.
If they show an antigen or negative PCR test, fully vaccinated people in France who test positive will only have to stay in quarantine for seven days no matter what coronavirus variant they have been infected with. On Saturday, France reported 219,126 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period, the fourth day in a row that the country has surpassed 200,000 cases. PSG signed Messi from Barcelona in August, and he has so far scored six goals in 16 matches in all competitions.