The Citizens have confirmed another one of their players, along with a backroom staff member, have tested positive for COVID-19.
Manchester City have announced that Eric Garcia and a member of staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
A series of positive cases have hit Pep Guardiola’s squad recently. Five players, in fact, were tested positive on December 28, which led to the postponement of their Premier League match against Everton that same day.
Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker both returned positive results, with the other three players’ identities being left unannounced. Sunday’s latest test results have returned a positive result for Garcia, making him the sixth City player to contradict the virus.
NEWS | Manchester City can confirm that Eric Garcia and one member of staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 3, 2021
“Manchester City FC can confirm that Eric Garcia and one member of staff have tested positive for COVID-19,” read a club statement.
“Both personnel will now observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League 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 Manchester Evening News has reported that the Chelsea and City match will go ahead, though. Guardiola’s side are reportedly ‘safe’ to play without six first-team players and staff member at Stamford Bridge.
No word of confirmation for the game itself has been given yet.