Ronaldinho Tests Positive for COVID

World Cup winner Ronaldinho, confirmed that he has tested positive for coronavirus. He is currently self isolating in Belo Horizonte and said that he is healthy and asymptomatic. 

According to reports, Ronaldinho was in Belo Horizonte in Brazil to play for local side Atletico Mineiro. The former Barcelona star explained that he would continue to remain in a hotel until his condition improves. Ronaldinho being forced to self-isolate comes only weeks after being deemed a ‘free man’.

In August Ronaldinho was released and set free to return home to Brazil after five months of living under house arrest in Paraguay. Ronaldinho along with his brother Roberto Assis was arrested in Paraguay in early March for using false passports to enter the country. However, both were released from prison next month after lawyers posted a $1.6 million bail on their behalf and they were placed under house arrest in a hotel in Asuncion to await trial. Both had pleaded guilty to entering the country with fake passports as part of the agreement.