Lionel Messi tests positive for COVID
02 January 2022 | 7:27 pm
The soccer star is self-isolating after a positive coronavirus test. His fellow PSG players Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico and Nathan Bitumazala have also tested positive for the virus.
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