Covid outbreak now hits Man City women’s team

January 5 – Four of Manchester City women’s team have tested positive for the coronavirus, continuing the club’s covid-19 woes.

Last week, the club closed their training complex after their Premier League match at Everton was called off. This Sunday, Pep Guardiola’s men’s team were without six players for the trip to Chelsea along with an unnamed backroom staff member.

However, the men’s team and the women’s team do not share facilities.The names of the four women’s players concerned have not been disclosed.

“Manchester City FC can confirm that four women’s first-team players have tested positive for Covid-19,” said a statement from the club. “The personnel involved will now observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with FA 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.”

The club have not said if Saturday’s home league game against West Ham is likely to be postponed. While the women’s FA Cup has been suspended under England’s latest lockdown rules, the  WSL is continuing. Man City currently sit in fourth spot, eight points behind cross-town rivals Manchester United.

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