Manchester City have confirmed defender Eric Garcia and a member of staff have tested positive for coronavirus.
The club made the announcement less than four hours before Sunday’s scheduled Premier League match with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
“Both personnel will now observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine,” City said in a statement.
“Everyone at the club wishes our colleagues a speedy recovery ahead of their return to work, training and competition.”
Manager Pep Guardiola confirmed on Friday that there had been three further positive tests for COVID-19 within his squad after an outbreak earlier in the week.
City’s league game at Everton on Monday was called off and the Etihad Campus training centre closed after Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker and two further members of staff had returned positive tests.
Everton requested “full disclosure” of the information City provided to the Premier League, with the match being postponed four hours before it was due to start.
City resumed training on Wednesday, calming fears the game with Chelsea could also be rescheduled.
Earlier on Sunday, City said they were investigating after defender Benjamin Mendy was reported to have held a New Year’s Eve party that included guests from outside his household, in breach of COVID-19 protocols.
Search The Poise
Promote Your Music
Recent Posts On The Poise
- Omawumi is giving her fans some “Bullshit”
- PSG wait for ‘happier’ Neymar to sign contract extension
- Ahmed Musa promise to lead Kano Pillars to win NPFL title
- Waje Releases “Heart Season” EP
- Villarreal 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb (3-1 agg): Emery to face Arsenal as Moreno helps secure semi-final spot
- Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal (1-5 agg): Gunners set up Emery reunion after first-half blitz
- Manchester United 2-0 Granada (4-0 agg): Cavani landmark strike as semi-final awaits
- Roma 1-1 Ajax (3-2 agg): Serie A side scrape through to set up Man Utd semi
- Tiwa Savage Covers Allure Magazine’s Latest Issue
- President Buhari Returns From Medical Trip To UK
Top Posts & Pages
Entertainment News3 years ago
Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Have Started Hanging Out Again
News4 months ago
Buhari Reportedly plots retirement of southern Police AIG to clear paths for another IG from northern region
Articles4 years ago
Marcus Rashford’s Girlfriend Lucia Loi
Photos3 years ago
Leroy Sane’s Girlfriend Candice Brook
Celebrities3 years ago
David Beckham Allegedly Got His Daughter’s Teacher Pregnant
News2 years ago
Nigeria Gets Fresh $200m Loan To Finance Electricity Projects
Entertainment News4 years ago
Top 10 Sexiest Young Female Celebrities in The World
Celebrities3 years ago
Jesse Lingard Breaks Up With Girlfriend Jena Frumes