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​Man City pair Mahrez and Laporte test positive for COVID-19

Manchester City have been rocked with the news that two players are positive for COVID-19.

The Citizens are preparing for the Premier League's start on September 12, even though their first game is not until a week later.

They could be without Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte for a game, with the two testing positive for the coronavirus.

Neither player can train with the team, as they must self isolate per UK government and Premier League guidelines.

A club statement read: "Manchester City FC can confirm that Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for Covid-19.

"Both players are currently observing a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine.

"Neither 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."


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