Man City returning to training with results of new mass Covid-19 tests released

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Manchester City received a welcome boost from their mass Covid-19 testing on Tuesday which have revealed no new positive cases.

Monday's Premier League game with Everton at Goodison Park had to be postponed at the last minute after an outbreak within the club's bubble was uncovered.

Five further players had contracted the virus in addition to Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus, who tested positive last week.

City subsequently underwent further tests on Tuesday to determine whether more were carrying the virus, while their training ground was shut in the meantime.

However, Tuesday's tests have come back with no further positive cases, meaning the club are prepared to restart work.

A statement read: "Manchester City FC can confirm that first-team training will resume at City Football Academy this afternoon.

"The full Covid-19 bubble underwent testing yesterday, and results have so far revealed no new positive cases.

"Safety remains our number one priority, and the Club will continue to proceed with great caution.

"The first team training buildings have undergone a deep clean over the past 48 hours, and the majority of these facilities will remain closed, with only essential operations around training resuming.

"The bubble will undergo further testing in the coming days, the results of which will inform and dictate the next steps.

"Everyone at Manchester City continues to wish speedy recoveries to all of our colleagues who remain in self-isolation following their positive tests."

It remains to be seen what the fate of City's game with Chelsea on Sunday will be.

The trip to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on January 3 (4.30pm) is due to be their next match.

But whether that will go ahead needs to still be determined.

Tottenham have had their Premier League clash with London rivals Fulham called off tonight after a number of positive coronavirus cases came back in the Cottagers' camp.

The Premier League, however, is not discussing any sort of circuit break, with the fixture calendar already full to the brink.

More mass postponements would play havoc with top-level football.

  • Manchester City FC
  • Coronavirus
  • Premier League

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