Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico, Thilo Kehrer, Lionel Messi, Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe and Nathan Bitumazala have contracted the virus and are in quarantine.

At the same time, Neymar is to continue treatment on an ankle injury in Brazil and will be out for another three weeks.

Messi has featured in PSG’s last six Ligue 1 matches as well as their defeat to Manchester City and win over Club Brugge in Champions League Group A.

The 34-year-old, along with Bernat, Rico, and Bitumazala, will miss the French Cup clash with Vannes on Monday but pending a negative test, may be available for their clash with Lyon next Sunday.

France reported 219,126 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period on Saturday, the fourth day in a row that the country has recorded more than 200,000 cases.

Messi joined PSG from Barcelona in August and has scored six goals in 16 games in all competitions for the Parisian side.

PSG’s next game is tomorrow in Coupe de France playoffs-Round of 32 against Vannes Olympique at the Stade de la Rabine Stadium.

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  • Mehr Ali is a Journalist, photographer, and football player.