Man City fixture vs Everton postponed after more positive Covid-19 tests - live updates
Manchester City's Premier League fixture at Everton tonight has been called off after more positive Covid-19 tests were returned.
Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker, plus two members of staff, tested positive on Christmas Eve, ruling them out of City's Boxing Day clash vs Newcastle. Now, the club have confirmed 'a number of' positive tests have been returned in the most recent round of testing.
The fixture at Everton has been postponed on medical grounds, while the City Football Academy has been closed indefinitely to stop the spread within City's training bubble.
The City statement read: "After the latest round of Covid-19 testing, the club returned a number of positive cases, in addition to the four already reported on Christmas Day.
"With the security of the bubble compromised, there posed a risk that the virus could spread further amongst the squad, the staff and potentially beyond.Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles
"Based on strong medical advice the Premier League, in consultation with both clubs, have decided to postpone the fixture.
"All positive cases involving players and staff will observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine. The first team training ground at City Football Academy will close for an indeterminate period, with the squad and associated bubble undergoing testing before any decision is made for training to resume."
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