PARIS, Jan 2 /Xinhua/ — French football club Paris Saint-Germain (Paris Saint-Germain) striker Lionel Messi has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now on self-isolation. Three other players have also been diagnosed with the disease. This was announced today by the team’s press office. Full statistics and all odds for football matches can be found at 1xbet mobile app.
The Argentine striker and his teammates Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico and Nathan Bityumazala will miss PSG’s game against Vannes in the French Cup 1/16 final due to contracting the coronavirus.
“Four players, namely Lionel Messi, Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico and Nathan Bityumazala, have tested positive for COVID-19. They are currently observing self-isolation and following the appropriate medical protocols,” the club said in a statement.
Amid the rapid spread of the COVID-19 omicron strain in Europe in France, the daily increase in those infected with the coronavirus exceeded 200,000 for the fourth consecutive day.