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Three more COVID-19 positives at Man City

January 06, 2021 18:23 IST
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Manchester City missed six players due to positive tests in their 3-1 league victory against Chelsea last weekend.

IMAGE: Manchester City missed six players due to positive tests in their 3-1 league victory against Chelsea last weekend. Photograph: Dave Thompson/Reuters

Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Scott Carson, midfielder Cole Palmer and a member of staff have tested positive for COVID-19 hours before their League Cup semi-final at Manchester United, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

The trio join a growing list of individuals that have contracted the disease at the club, with City missing six players due to positive tests in their 3-1 league victory against Chelsea last weekend.

 

The club said in a statement that they will observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with league and UK Government protocols on quarantine.

City's game at Everton last week was also postponed due to several positive cases in their camp, with the Manchester club joining Newcastle United, Sheffield United and Fulham among those who have suffered virus outbreaks.

The Premier League returned 40 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest in a week this season, after two rounds of testing last week.

AC Milan's Ante Rebic and Rade Krunic test positive for COVID-19

AC Milan have announced that Ante Rebic and Rade Krunic tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Wednesday’s Serie A game against Juventus.

The two players, who featured in Sunday’s 2-0 league win away to Benevento, underwent molecular swab tests on Tuesday before the home clash with the Italian champions.

“The asymptomatic players remained in isolation at home where a second control swab was taken today. The health authorities were promptly informed,” a club statement read.

“All team members were subjected to a further test today with negative results.”

Serie A leaders AC Milan, who remain unbeaten thi s season, will also be without suspended midfielder Sandro Tonali and injured players Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ismael Bennacer, Alexis Saelemaekers and Matteo Gabbia.

Juventus wing-backs Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro also tested positive for COVID-19 before the game, where Andrea Pirlo's side will look to reduce a 10-point gap to Milan.

Marseille offer stadium for COVID vaccinations

Olympique de Marseille have offered to make their Stade Velodrome ground available to French health authorities for COVID-19 vaccinations, the Ligue 1 club said on Wednesday.

"The club is offering to provide the Regional Health Authority with facilities within the Orange Velodrome to facilitate the organisation of the vaccination campaign," OM said in a statement.

France accelerated vaccinations of medical staff in hospitals on Monday after a slow start to inoculations in one of the most vaccine-sceptical countries in the world, delivering just 516 COVID-19 shots during the first week of a campaign that focused on nursing home residents.

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