Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Aymeric Laporte test positive for COVID-19


Premier League club Manchester City have confirmed that winger Riyad Mahrez and defender Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for COVID-19.

Through their official website, the club said that the duo is currently under self-isolation in accordance with the Premier League and UK Government COVID-19 containment protocols.

The players have not exhibited any symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

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

The 2020-21 Premier League season starts this weekend (September 12), although Pep Guardiola’s side will kick off their campaign a week later on September 21, owing to their last season’s European exploits.

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