Manchester City return to training ground after reporting no new coronavirus cases

Manchester City will return to their training base after reporting no new cases of coronavirus.

City closed their training ground, the City Football Academy, on Monday after returning a lot of optimistic checks.

City’s gamers had been examined once more on Tuesday after Monday’s match in opposition to Everton was referred to as off simply 4 hours earlier than kick-off.

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Kyle Walker, Gabriel Jesus and two workers members had already examined optimistic on Christmas Day and had been compelled to isolate.

In a press release on Wednesday, City mentioned: “Manchester City FC can affirm that first-team training will resume at City Football Academy this afternoon.

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Gabriel Jesus examined optimistic for coronavirus on Christmas Day

“The full Covid-19 bubble underwent testing yesterday, and outcomes have to this point revealed no new optimistic cases. Safety stays our primary precedence, and the Club will proceed to proceed with nice warning.

“The first staff training buildings have undergone a deep clear over the previous 48 hours, and nearly all of these amenities will stay closed, with solely important operations round training resuming.

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“The bubble will bear additional testing within the coming days, the outcomes of which is able to inform and dictate the subsequent steps.

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City's sport at Everton on Monday was postponed 4 hours earlier than it was due to kick-off

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

City are scheduled to play Chelsea within the Premier League on Sunday earlier than their Carabao Cup semi-final at Manchester United on Wednesday, January 6.

On Tuesday, the Premier League confirmed 18 optimistic coronavirus checks amongst gamers and workers in its newest spherical of testing (December 21-27) – the very best determine of the season to this point.

Fulham’s Premier League match at Tottenham on Wednesday night has been postponed due to an outbreak of coronavirus on the west London membership.

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Fulham's fixture at Tottenham has been postponed due to an outbreak of coronavirus on the west London membership

The Premier League made the choice to name off the fixture at a board assembly on Wednesday morning. It mentioned Fulham requested for the sport to be rearranged following “a significant rise in positive COVID-19 cases, as well as a number of players showing symptoms today”.

Decisions to rearrange video games are solely in “exceptional” circumstances and judged on “case-by-case basis”, mentioned the Premier League, which maintains its medical protocols are sturdy.

Guidance issued to golf equipment within the Premier League Handbook 2020/21 is that “permission will not be granted to postpone a League match where the applicant club has 14 or more players listed on its squad list available”. The ultimate resolution is all the time made by the Premier League Board.

EFL and National League hit by Covid

Matches throughout the EFL and National League had been postponed this week due to optimistic Covid-19 checks.

In League One, Doncaster’s subsequent three matches have been suspended, whereas Rochdale’s subsequent two are off. Morecambe introduced that their subsequent two League Two video games had been postponed.

National League video games at Barnet, Boreham Wood, Chesterfield, Dagenham & Redbridge and Sutton had been additionally postponed.

Rotherham’s Championship sport with Barnsley on Tuesday will go forward, however boss Paul Warne mentioned the coronavirus-hit Millers are solely fulfilling the fixture to keep away from receiving a attainable factors deduction.

The EFL stays assured it might address the rising variety of video games which can be having to be postponed due to coronavirus cases.

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