Paris: Brazillian professional footballer and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, also known as Neymar, has been tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Neymar was last seen playing on August during the final match in the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) league. PSG was defeated by Bayern Munich by 1-0.
The authorities of PSG has confirmed this news on Wednesday that three players in the squad have been tested positive for novel coronavirus. The club have not named any players, according to reports by L’Equipe.
Neymar went to Ibiza in Spain for a holiday after PSG’s journey in the Champions League ended. It is said that he was contracted to the virus from there.
The other two players who have been tested positive are Angel Di María, Leandro Paredes. PSG tweeted, “Three @PSG_English players are confirmed positive after a Sars CoV2 test and have undergone the appropriate health protocols. All players and staff will continue to be tested over the next few days.”
Three @PSG_English players are confirmed positive after a Sars CoV2 test and have undergone the appropriate health protocols.
All players and staff will continue to be tested over the next few days.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 2, 2020
The new season of French Ligue has already started in France. However, PSG was given an extended break after they reached to the finals of the Champions League. PSG will play it’s next match with Lens in the French League on September 11.
The players who have been tested positive are kept under mandatory quarantine to prevent the spread of the virus.
Thus, Neymar and other two players will not be able to play in the first few games of the season until they test negative after their quarantine period. Before that, the first match of the Ligue was disrupted because four players of Marseille were tested positive.
The club in a stated that the three players are now “subject to the appropriate health protocol” and that the rest of the squad and coaching staff “will continue to undergo tests in the coming days,” as quoted by Livemint.