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- Sports · Soccer · Manchester · Manchester City Football Club · Riyad Mahrez · Riyadh · United Kingdom · Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. · Bournemouth · A.F.C. Bournemouth · Crystal Palace F.C. · The Crystal Palace

Manch­ester City duo Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric La­porte have tested pos­i­tive for coron­avirus. City said that nei­ther for­ward Mahrez (be­low, right) nor de­fender La­porte (be­low, left) were dis­play­ing symp­toms.

“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.” said a club state­ment . “Ev­ery­one at the club wishes Riyad and Aymeric a speedy re­cov­ery ahead of their re­turn to train­ing and the new sea­son.”

City’s first fix­ture of the new Pre­mier League sea­son is on 21 Septem­ber away at Wolves. They also be­gin their Carabao Cup de­fence that week against ei­ther Bournemout­h or Crys­tal Palace.

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