Manchester Citys Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker test positive for Covid-19 – The Guardian

Manchester City
  • Striker and defender featured at Arsenal on Tuesday
  • Two members of staff also test positive

Fri 25 Dec 2020 06.42 EST

Manchester City have said that Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker and two members of staff have tested positive for Covid-19. Both players featured in City’s 4-1 Carabao Cup win over Arsenal on Tuesday.

Jesus, a striker, and Walker, a defender, are set to miss at least City’s next two games, at home to Newcastle on Boxing Day and at Everton on Monday. The following match is at Chelsea on Sunday 3 January, after which City play Manchester United in a Carabao Cup semi-final on 6 January.

“All four personnel will now observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine,” City said.

“Everyone at the club wishes our colleagues a speedy recovery over the Christmas period ahead of their return to work, training and competition.”

Under Premier League regulations, players or club staff who have tested positive must self-isolate for 10 days.