Lionel Messi has tested positive for coronavirus, his club Paris Saint-Germain announced on Sunday.
Messi is among four players in the PSG squad to have tested positive ahead of the team's French Cup game on Monday night, a media release by the French club said.
PSG added that one staff member also had COVID-19 in a statement on Saturday night. None of them were named at that point, but in a further statement on Sunday the club named Messi, left back Juan Bernat, backup goalie Sergio Rico and 19-year-old midfielder Nathan Bitumazala.
The players are currently in isolation and subject to the appropriate health protocols, said PSG.
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