Manchester City confirmed that after the club’s last round of testing, two more players, and one additional staff member, tested positive for Covid-19.
The two players who have tested positive are goalkeeper Scott Carson and 18-year-old midfielder Cole Palmer, while an unnamed member of the non-playing staff has also tested positive.
With 40 new cases among Premier League players and employees recorded in the past week, the coronavirus crisis continues to worsen in the United Kingdom and globally – a new high for England’s top flight.
In terms of the number of positive coronavirus tests, Manchester City has been one of the worst affected clubs in the Premier League, with a total of eight players now testing positive for Covid-19.
This includes first-team stars like Eric Garcia, Gabriel Jesus, and Kyle Walker, all of whom missed City’s 3-1 win over Chelsea on January 3rd in their last fixture.
The city had already postponed one of their matches in the 2020-21 campaign due to the coronavirus scenario, with the Premier League meeting against Everton, which was due to be played on December 28, having been called off, despite the fixture at Stamford Bridge going ahead.
And the news about Carson, Palmer, and the unnamed staff member’s positive tests represents a worrying recent development, with Covid-19 continuing to spread within the Premier League club.