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Ronaldinho tests positive for coronavirus

Last updated 1 month ago | By Reuters

Brazilian retired football player Ronaldinho arrives at a hotel in Asuncion on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Norberto DUARTE / AFP)

Former Brazil striker Ronaldinho Gaucho said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating.

The ex-Barcelona and Paris St Germain player was in Belo Horizonte, where he played for local side Atletico Mineiro when he got his diagnosis.

“I arrived in BH (Belo Horizonte) yesterday, I took the COVID test, I tested positive, I am good, asymptomatic so far,” the two-time FIFA World Player of the year said on Instagram on Sunday.

The former AC Milan, Flamengo and Gremio player said he would remain in a hotel until his condition improved.

The charismatic forward spent a month in a Paraguayan jail with his brother and business manager earlier this year, accused of entering the country with a fake passport.

Ronaldinho announces he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating in this still image obtained from an Instagram video, October 25, 2020. [Ronaldinho via Instagram/via REUTERS ]

 

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