The number of nCoV infections increased rapidly at Man City headquarters, making the match between this team and Everton in the round of 16 in the Premier League on December 28 postponed.
Man City’s announcement on the evening of December 28 said the situation was more specific. The latest Covid-19 test round uncovered a few more positive cases, in addition to the four found on Christmas. According to the agreed security arrangements, this fact poses a high risk of a virus spreading among the football team, the coaching staff and beyond. The two clubs, based on medical warnings from the Premier League, agreed to postpone the match.
According to Sun, half of the first team members of Man City are infected with the virus. A source from within Man City said that Covid-19 had spread among the team since his trip to London to play Arsenal in the quarterfinals of the League Cup on December 22.
Gabriel Jesus is one of four cases of nCoV detected in Man City on December 24, before the number of cross infections in the team skyrocketed.
The Premier League organizers and Everton, shortly thereafter, also issued similar announcements, confirming the postponement of the game at Goodison Park. However, the concerned parties have not yet finalized the schedule for this match.
Everton are currently third in the Premier League with 29 points in 15 games, three points behind the top of the Liverpool group. Man City is eight, with 26 points but has only kicked 14 matches.
Among four Covid-19 infections at Man City headquarters discovered on Christmas December 24, there were two main players, striker Gabriel Jesus and right-back Kyle Walker. The club then decided to close the first team training ground indefinitely, while waiting for the results of all members to test.
Everton – Man City is the second Premier League game this season to be postponed due to the soaring number of Covid-19 cases in a team. On December 4, the organizers of the tournament, Aston Villa and Newcastle also agreed to postpone the match between these two teams at Villa Park after many Newcastle members infected with CoV.