Two Man City players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of EPL opener
Manchester City’s duo of Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have both tested positive for coronavirus.
They are both currently observing a period of self-isolation, in accordance with Premier League and UK government protocol.
Neither of the City players is displaying symptoms of the virus.
“Everyone at the club wishes Riyad and Aymeric a speedy recovery ahead of their return to training and the new season,” City added in a statement.
Mahrez tweeted in response to messages of support from City fans: “Thank you for all the nice messages, I’m good. Stay safe everyone take care of you.”
And Laporte added: “Thanks everyone for your messages, everything is going as well as possible, I am following the protocol for the next few days and I will be back soon, take care of yourself.”
City’s first game of the new season is away at Wolves on Monday, September 21.