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Man City’s Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus test positive for Coronavirus

Manchester City stars Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker will miss the Christmas schedule after both testing positive for Covid-19, with the Premier League club confirming the pair will now self-isolate.

City also added that two members of staff also contracted the virus.

The need to self-isolate will also likely rule the pair out of City’s games against Everton on 28 December as well as Chelsea on 3 January.

A club statement said: “Manchester City FC can confirm that Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker, and two members of staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

“All four personnel will now observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine.

Under Premier League regulations, players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.

That is likely to rule Jesus and Walker out of trips to Everton and Chelsea, as well as the Newcastle clash.

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PA also contributed to this report