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Messi, positive for coronavirus

The Argentinian Leo Messi He is one of the four players in his squad who have tested positive for covid after returning from vacation, as confirmed by the Paris Saint-Germain this Sunday. “The four positive covid-19 players are Leo Messi, Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico and Nathan Bitumazala. All are currently respecting the isolation and the adapted sanitary protocol, “said the Parisian club.

Paris Saint Germain returned this weekend to training and this Monday to competition, in the round of 32 of the French Cup, against Vannes, fourth category.

“Until he is negative in Argentina, he will not be able to travel to France,” the coach said this Sunday. Mauricio Pochettino at the press conference ahead of the Vannes game. The Argentine coach explained that Messi is in constant contact with the club’s medical services and will travel to France when he is diagnosed negative again.

“We have almost two years with the virus, I think we all know what we need to avoid to be infected and we can still get infected, “added Pochettino. The coach confirmed that in this football environment where contact is inevitable and there is coexistence in the changing rooms there is “much more risk” of being able to catch it, he said in reference to the fact that Bernat was on Saturday with other colleagues.

“We are taking all the necessary measures to try to prevent that if a player is infected from infecting another. We do everything possible to live together in the best way and to be able to continue playing football “, he highlighted.

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