Coronavirus Football

Man City’s Jesus test positive for coronavirus

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

Two members of staff 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 Manchester City’s Boxing Day 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 were suffering any symptoms.

Walker, 30, was forced to apologise after breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules with a visit to his home city of Sheffield in April.

He and Jesus, 23, are the latest in a string of football stars to contract coronavirus, which has also included Juventus and Liverpool stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Mo Salah.

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