Messi remains in isolation after testing positive for COVID in Argentina

The Argentine team captain and PSG forward Lionel Messi, who contracted COVID-19 in his country, remains in isolation in his native country and awaits a negative result that will allow him to return to France.

The captain of the Argentina team and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Lionel Messi, who contracted COVID-19 in his country, remains in isolation in his native country and awaits a negative result that will allow him to return to France.

The soccer star arrived in the City of Rosario on December 23 to spend the holidays with his family and friends.

Shortly after Christmas, Messi attended a private party, organized by his family, and images of the PSG forward quickly went viral.

On January 1, the Albiceleste captain shared images of the highlights of his 2021 through his social networks, in which he thanked “everything” that he “had to live” in the last year.

“Even more so when many people had a really bad time because of the shitty virus that never ends. I hope 2022 brings a lot of health, which is what I wish you all for the new year,” he said.

The next day, PSG reported that four players from the squad tested positive for covid-19: Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico, Nathan Bitumazala and Messi himself.

“Everyone is currently respecting the isolation and the adapted sanitary protocol,” said the club.

Since then, several users of social networks assumed that Messi was infected with coronavirus in the celebration after Christmas and accused, among others, the well-known DJ “Fer Palacio”.

“I am a trend on Twitter because Messi tested positive for covid and they relate me saying that I infected it. They have even called me a murderer,” said Palacio through social networks, where he shared a coronavirus test that was carried out and that was negative .

The president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Claudio ‘Chiqui’ Tapia, wished through social networks a “speedy recovery” to the figure of the Argentine team and that he can “transit this virus in the slightest way possible”.

PSG coach, Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, told a press conference that the forward “is in constant contact” with the club’s “medical services”.

Messi did not speak through social networks or speak to the local press since PSG confirmed his positive for covid-19 and remains silent in his native Rosario.