The World Cup and Ballon d'Or winner was set to attend an event at Belo Horizonte's famed Minerao stadium, but said in a video post on Instagram that he would not go.
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"I have been in [Belo Horizonte] since [Saturday], I came to participate in the event ... I tested positive for COVID. I am well, asymptomatic, but I will not attend. We will be together soon, big hug," Ronaldinho said.
Ronaldiho -- who also played for Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Flamengo, Gremio, Atletico Mineiro, and Queretaro -- said he would remain in a hotel until his condition improved.
Earlier this year, Ronaldinho and his brother and manager, Roberto, spent time in Paraguayan jail in March and April, before being allowed on April 9 to move to a four-star hotel in Asuncion while under police custody. The brothers had entered Paraguay on March 4 with false passports that had been given to them as gifts.
They were released in late August after reaching a plea deal that included fines of $90,000 and $110,000, respectively, for Ronaldinho and Roberto.