- Neymar has left the French capital Paris to Brazil for the fear of the deadly Coronavirus
- Paris Saint-German teammate Thiago Silva has also left France to return to his homeland
- The French Ligue 1 has been shut down indefinitely as several cases of Coronavirus patients have been recorded
Neymar has returned to his native land Brazil to self-isolate himself for the fear of contracting Coronavirus, reports claim, cited on The Sun.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker and his teammate Thiago Silva made the trip back home to self-exile themselves, French news media outlet Le Parisien and ESPN reports.
Leagues have been suspended in Europe due to the pandemic and the French league have also been put on hold indefinitely.
It is understood Neymar left Paris just before Paris went into lockdown earlier in the week and his international teammate Silva fled out of the country on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Reports claim Paris Saint Germain had instructed their players to isolate themselves and Silva have been spotted in his homeland ever since.
Silva's wife Isabelle posted on her social media handle and said: “The virus is everywhere.
“My husband is waiting on a notice to start working again.
"We are sad about all this right now but we believe that all this will pass soon.”
Neymar also posted on Instagram encouraging people to take precautions with a photo that said: "The virus doesn't move around, people do."
However, in the midst of staying away from France, Brazilian defender Marquinhos refused to leave and stayed put in the French capital.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Paul Pogba paid a tribute to compatriot Blaise Matuidi who is being diagnosed with Coronavirus while in self-isolation, cited on The Sun.
The 27-year-old posted an emotional message on social media and wore a Juventus shirt but assured Man United fans that there is no cause for alarm.
With the season currently suspended, Pogba trained in a Juventus shirt that had Matuidi's No.14 but insisted it was not a ploy to return to Turin.
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