Manchester City Football club of England have confirmed that two more players, and one additional staff member, have tested positive for Covid-19 following the club’s latest round of testing, hours before they take on Manchester United in the Caraboa cup finals on Wednesday night, January 6.
This comes as the covid-19 crisis continues to worsen in the UK, with 40 new cases among Premier League players and staff recorded in the past week – the highest figure ever recorded in England’s top flight.
According to the club, Goalkeeper Scott Carson and 18-year-old midfielder Cole Palmer are the two members of the playing staff that have tested positive, while an unnamed member of the non-playing staff also tested positive.
A total of eight Manchester city players have now tested positive for Covid-19 namely Eric Garcia, Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker.
The statement from City regarding the latest positive coronavirus tests reads:
“Manchester City FC can confirm that Scott Carson, Cole Palmer and one member of staff have tested positive for Covid-19.
“Both personnel will now observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine.
“Everyone at the club wishes Scott, Cole and all of our other colleagues a speedy recovery ahead of their return to work, training and competition.”