Breaking: Man City confirm two new positive Covid-19 cases

Manchester City have confirmed in a club statement that Eric Garcia and one member of staff have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of Sunday’s clash with Chelsea.

Eric Garcia joins Ederson, Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker, Tommy Doyle, and one other first-team player in isolating as per club and government protocols surrounding recovery from the positive Covid-19 test.

The confirmation of the latest case has come just three hours before kick-off at Stamford Bridge, as Manchester City travel to the capital to face Chelsea in the Premier League.

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However, as per reporting from Simon Bajkowski of the Manchester Evening News, Chelsea vs Manchester will go ahead despite the two new positive Covid-19 results from Saturday testing. Eric Garcia was injured and so hadn’t travelled with the rest of the City squad to London.

The club statement on Sunday afternoon read:

Manchester City FC can confirm that Eric Garcia 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 our colleagues a speedy recovery ahead of their return to work, training and competition.”

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