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Man City stars Walker and Jesus test positive for COVID-19

Written by on 25 December 2020

Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus have tested positive for coronavirus, Manchester City have confirmed.

Two members of staff have also tested positive, the club said in a statement.

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

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

The England and Brazil internationals will now have to self-isolate instead of playing against Newcastle in Man City’s Boxing Day Premier League game.

They both featured in the side’s 4-1 win against Arsenal on Tuesday.

The club did not say if the players or staff are suffering any symptoms.